Janet Fish American . Born. 1938. She is known for large still-lifes of common objects with bright colors--lime green, pink, yellow--, Janet Fish works from her loft and takes pride in the fact that she paints "forbidden subjects," realistic still lifes. Her work, expressive of her highly independent spirit, is a reaction against the pure abstraction that has been prevalent for so many years in the American art world, especially in New York. However, her interest in realism and the way light plays on surfaces set her apart from many modernists. She has been widely acclaimed for her unique ability to capture the beauty of everyday objects, especially colored glass, fruit and flowers. Her intensely energetic works, predominantly oil on canvas, are primarily interested in light, atmosphere, motion and lush, saturated color. Many convey a benevolence and generosity of spirit or an optimism disaffected by irony. Her work has been acquired by numerous collectors and major museums in the United States and abroad. Her oils and graphics are in high demand. Listings wanted.