224 Wilder Avenue
Los Gatos, California

Silicon Valley Open Studios is your chance to visit artists in their studios and shared spaces during the first three weekends in May. Here you'll discover the tremendous diversity and wealth of artistic talent in this creative valley.

Throughout this free event, you'll have a chance to view and enjoy a vast variety of visual expression, including painting, mixed media, photography, sculpture, jewelry, calligraphy, ceramics, fiber arts, pottery, mosaics, metal work, glass, drawing, printmaking, watercolor, woodworking and many more unique and creative one-of-a-kind works or art.

This particular event is for the photographer Janet Wolf.

"My images are gathered from around the world. My specialties are portraits and travel photography. I also enjoy portraying the beauty of nature. In my travels I have found a commonality among people. I find that the most universal language is a smile. I like to share my vision through photography in hope that it conveys that happiness exists all over our planet regardless of economic conditions and despicable governments. Many of my photos are taken in Burma. The people live under an oppressive government regime that keeps their standard of living undesirable. The people are kind and gentle with a spirit that will not be broken. The children, like all children, are creative and love to play.

I began taking photos in high school and have always loved the ability to slow things down and capture a moment. In 2002 I began printing all of my own images in a traditional darkroom. Most of my color work is hand printed using C-Type processing. The Black and White are all original Silver Gelatin prints. I have participated in several shows and won many awards for my work. My portraits of children decorate the walls of the Pediatric Unit at Valley Medical Hospital in San Jose.

I have been living in Los Gatos for several years. I still print all of my Black and White images in the darkroom and am slowly transitioning some of my color work to digital." - Janet Wolf

Official Website: http://svos.org

Added by Simon Davison on May 3, 2009