The private studio of a local representational artist, Cabinart focuses on the beauty of the Southern Sierra. The artist, Jana Botkin, works in both pencil and in oil paint.
As a native of Tulare County, the purpose of my art is to record the beauty of the place I have always called home, focusing primarily on Three Rivers and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. As a Sierra Nevada artist, I work from photographs that I take all around the southern Sierra Nevada region.
Pencil: My career began with drawing the cabins of Mineral King, an isolated community in the southern end of Sequoia. I love capturing the rusticity and detail of those quaint little structures! For that reason, I call my studio cabinart. For many years I have turned my drawings into note cards and reproduction prints that are available for sale at several area locations and through my studio and website. Many original drawings are also for sale from the studio. I teach private drawing lessons which can be scheduled as part of your visit to the Southern Sierra.
Oil Painting: Working small on wrapped canvas allows me to keep prices low and to have a large selection of paintings available for sale. You can usually see a painting of the Kaweah Post Office in progress, along with paintings of the Giant Sequoias, oranges, and river scenery. Commissions are welcomed, which make nice mementos of vacations to the Southern Sierra Nevada region.
Murals: There are murals on several of the outside walls of my studio. This was where I learned large scale painting in preparation for the two murals of Mineral King I painted in the town of Exeter, just 25 miles down the hill from my studio. My murals in Three Rivers are on the South Fork Fire Station water tank, at Sequoia Outdoor Sports and on a storage container at the First Baptist Church.
Hours Open: The studio is open by appointment only. Please call or email to make arrangements and get directions.
Local shows and vendors: My studio is a regular participant in the Three Rivers Artists' Biennial Studio Tour. and in the Redbud Arts and Crafts Festival. Some of my work can be viewed and purchased at Colors and The Red Barn. In addition, Three Rivers Bed & Breakfast has several of my drawings displayed in their entryway.