River Spirit Studios

Artist Statement 2022

Experiencing life as ‘One World’ opens my eyes to the similarities and the differences surrounding me. I see light, energy, and the soul of the individual or experience all held within the interconnecting web of life.

I started painting my One World series at the beginning of 2020, painting my way through a pandemic, George Floyd killing, fires raging throughout our continent, semi’s storing bodies, and the exhaustion of front line workers and humanity at large. We all experienced the truth of being one world.

I paint to free my spirit and to allow me to say in paint what I could not fully express with words. With color I can be bold, bright, playful, mysterious, tender, as well as tell a story, expressing the unusual, the curious, or the suprising nature of a thing.

I hope these paintings might connect others to their own journey, finding common ground in the human experience.

Janis Dehler


Welcome to my gallery! These are a few of the paintings I have created in both watercolor and acrylic. Please contact me for details on a purchase.

One World: We All Belong
18 x 24 Acrylic
Award Winner/Image Art Show
One World: Radical Interdependence
18 x 24 Acrylic
Wild In Kauai #1
11 x 14 Acrylic
Down on the Farm
8 x 10 Acrylic
One World: On The Journey
18 x 24 Acrylic
One World: Where There is Despair, Hope
18 x 24 Acrylic
One World: The Heart of Compassion
18x 24 Acrylic

8 x 10 Acrylic
Lilacs in Bloom
11x 15 Acrylic
To The Edge of Astorga
Watercolor/Mixed Media 16×10
Moonrise Over Castle Rock
30 x 22 Acrylic
Muros, Spain
11 x 15 Watercolor

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