Janice Darr Cua | Ladies and horses
Whether exercising her powers to capture the spirit of Arabians, the romance of the Renaissance, classic sensuality of femininity, or the universal bond between mother and child, Cua delivers striking depth and passion. Paintings that radiate a glow that mesmerizes the viewer, a comforting warmth which evokes the passion within all.
Her work can be seen in select galleries around the world, with over thirty sell-out shows abroad as well as dozens of American exhibitions. Cua is a sure stock, an intelligent investment as her popularity, technique, and price point increases in favor.
Cua's collectors include ABC Television Network, Hallmark, Collectors Editions, Art Brilliant of Japan, politicians and celebrities worldwide, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the La Marche collection, and select collectors around the world. Shows since 1997 through 2004 extend from the Grand Ball Room of the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel, CA, to th shores of Japan, the breathtaking city of Paris, France, Beverly Hills, CA., Las Vegas, NV, the Hawaiian Islands, the exclusive Ritz of Newport Beach, as well as a refined group of sophisticated galleries throughout the United States.
Cua is approached regularly to arouse emotion for worth while benefits such as Return to Freedom, proceeds for retired race and show horses, Audrey Hepburn Association in Beverly Hills, benefiting UNICEF, and the renowned Laura's House and Laguna Association, benefiting battered women and children. Janice also works in support of the preservation of the Egyptian Arabian with the Pyramid Society, through donations of original and limited editions.
Cua's talent was recognized early in youth and she began the study of oils at age eight. Commissions followed swiftly, painting murals in churches up to thirty feet in height, murals in private estates, and commercial facilities. She is primarily self taught and has intensely studied anatomy with live models for over thirty years. Cua has been moved by the Masters, and great artists such as Alma Tadema, JW Waterhouse, Carvaggio, Bernini, Mucha, Rembrandt and other artists with these qualities. She has studied their work, compositions, the beauty of depth and light, the emotional magnetism; and through endless hours, years that fell into decades, has arrived with her own unique, thought provoking style, which is undeniably recognized as her own. Janice has worked with the top publishers in Japan, as well as the United States.