Wizard of Ox

Artist: Janet Keller Laughlin & Alissa Keller Laughlin

Sponsor: A Hopewell Book Group

Design Statement

Wizard of Ox, celebrates nature!

Adorned with lush leaves and fruits that orbit the sky,

Reflecting color by day while glowing at night.

Embellished gem stones

cascade from his forehead.

Centered and aligned with the divine.

Wizard of Ox received the Hopewell Valley Arts Council Award and was purchased at The Year of the Ox gala for $5,800.

Stampede Ox Power by Linda Vonderschmidt LaStella and Friends
About the Artist

About the Artist

This mother-daughter professional artists team, express their love of nature, and delight with all things magical! They have combined a variety of painting, sculpture & printmaking methods to create the whimsical & regal “Wizard of Ox”

Janet Keller Laughlin
 is a award winning artist: Illustrator, Painter, Sculptor, Botanical Artist, and Textile Designer. Her love of nature and the botanical world has been a lifelong source of inspiration and reference that becomes subject, object or material in her art.

Janet has won numerous awards including the Thouron Prize for painting from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,“Magnificent Landscapes” winner for her tapestry in Rug Hooking Magazine’s Celebrations XX, and The Botanical Arts Creativity Award, for Botanical Sculpture made out of plant material from The Garden Club of America. In New York and Philadelphia, Janet worked as an illustrator & designer for television, advertising, book publishing, and theater for companies that include: WPVI-TV, Macy’s Special Productions, Silver Burdett & Ginn.

She has a BFA in Illustration & Graphic Design from Moore College of Art & Design, Post Baccalaureate, Painting & Sculpture Studio for Advanced Study, and Certificate in Painting & Sculpture, from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Phila. PA. Janet teaches regionally and works as a freelance artist. She exhibits in regional and national shows including Grounds for Sculpture and The Philadelphia Flower Show. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.

Alissa Keller Laughlin is a fiber artist, photographer, painter and advocate of nature. She is a 4th generation artist, who grew surrounded by art and gardens. Alissa has a BFA in Fine Arts from Chapman University, CA and a Certifcate in Graphic Design from Moore College of Art & Design PA. She has worked as a painter for the Mural Arts Program in Philadelphia for community murals, and teaches art to children (K-5). Known for her Upcycled Jewelry & Wearable Art, she was recently invited to a juried show at the Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ She exhibits and sells her work in galleries and regional shows through which she has developed an international cliental as well.