Janet Richardson-Baughman

My work is a balance between abstract, landscape and floral imagery. Bits of my past combine with my present vision to explore the textured shapes within the form. Much of my inspiration comes from patterns and structures in my surrounding landscape. Working in a series allows me the development of the imagery and the excitement of color exploration. I appreciate the relationships with each other and the personifications and connotations of the forms keep me intrigued.

A Michigan native, Janet Richardson Baughman earned her BFA from Central Michigan University and received a MFA in ceramics from Indiana State University.

After graduation, she returned to Michigan and taught art in local colleges for several years while continuing her studio work. She developed a series of elegant vessels, contemporary sculptures and large three-dimensional clay tile “paintings” that were met with much success. Her work was recognized by national representation and it was time to become a full time studio artist.

When Janet joined with her artist husband, John Baughman, they opened Marshwood Studios and she expanded her media to include pastels. Since that time, she has devoted herself to developing an impressive range of work in mixed media, collage and painting. Whether the subject is abstract, floral or landscape, she brings the same sophisticated understanding of line, texture and shape of her ceramic work to the surfaces of paper and canvas.

Janet lives with her partner in life and art on their small horse farm. Riding Dressage and working together in their studio makes a perfect partnership.

She enjoys continued success and recognition with exhibitions, gallery representation and placement of her work in many residential, commercial and corporate settings.

Below is a selected list of collections and commissions.

  • Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Orlando Magic Headquarters, Orlando, FL
  • Baan Incorporation Headquarters, Boston, MA.
  • Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Washington DC
  • Boston Consulting Group, Boston, MA.
  • Stein & Stein PC, Beverly Hills, CA.
  • EMC Corp, Boston, MA.
  • Farmers Insurance Corp. Headquarters, Caledonia, MI.
  • Elkhart Hospital, Elkhart, IND.
  • St. Joseph Mercy Healthcare, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Marriott Hotel, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Armstrong Donohue, Rockville, MD.
  • Keller and Heckman LLP, Washington DC

Selected Collections and Commissions

  • The Southern Company, Washington DC
  • Freddie Mac, McLean,VA.
  • U of M Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Hardwood House Incorporated, NY, NY and Chicago, IL.
  • Cain Chemical, Houston, TX
  • Fifth Third Bank, Cincinatti, OH.
  • Ramada Inn, Tysons Corner, VA.
  • Excell Sports Management, NY, NY.
  • Cleveland Consulting Group, Cleveland, OH.
  • Steelcase, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX.
  • Buckley Kolar, Washington, DC
  • Berwind Property Group, McLean, VA.
  • Censeo Consulting Group, Washinton DC
  • Hobbs and Black Assoc., Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Macatawa Bank, Holland, MI.
  • Varnum Law, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Ameriprise Financial, Miamesburg, OH.
  • Spectrum Health Care Systems, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Holiday Inn, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • Advanced Solutions International, Alexandria,VA.
  • Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Marriott Hotel, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Marriott Hotel, Kalamazoo, MI.
  • Vintage Financial Services, W. Omaha, NE.
  • Amway Corporation, Ada, MI .
  • St. Joseph Mercy Health Care Systems, Oakland, MI.
  • Northwestern University Hospital, Chicago, IL.

As well as many private residences nationally and internationally.