Janet’s style is impressionistic, creating oil paintings of flowers, landscapes and seascapes – her passions.
She began drawing at an early age and has always had a strong desire to create art. Born and raised in Connecticut, she then moved to Pennsylvania in her early teens. Having lived by the ocean in Connecticut she developed a great love of the sea. She also enjoys gardening and is inspired by the beautiful colors of flowers and nature. Janet attended the Shadyside Center for the Arts in Pittsburgh.
Inspiration has also come from extensive travel throughout Europe, Nova Scotia and the coasts of New England, California and Oregon. Her greatest source of inspiration comes from bi-yearly visits to Martha’s Vineyard, where she paints “en plein air.”
In July of 2004, Janet won Best of Show in the Central Coast National Fine Art Competition which took place in Morro Bay, California.
In July 2006, Janet traveled to France to paint on location with C.W. Mundy, a master Signature member of the Oil Painters of America, in conjunction with the Chateau des Arts program.
Janet received an “Award of Distinction” in May 2007 for one of the two paintings selected for the American Impressionist Society’s 8th Annual National Juried Competition held at the Hilligoss Gallery in Chicago. In August 2007, she received an Award of Excellence from the Hilligoss Gallery.
In 2008 and 2010, she had paintings displayed in the American Impressionist Society’s national art shows in both Palm Desert, CA and Nashville TN respectively.
June 2010, Janet once again had the pleasure to paint with C.W. Mundy, as well as Todd Reifers and David Slonim in Zionsville, Indiana. Spring 2012, she attended a workshop by Laura Robb, whose work follows the teachings of Richard Schmid, in New Harmony, Indiana. Spring 2013, she once again had the pleasure of working with C.W. Mundy.
Janet is a member of both the American Impressionist Society and the Oil Painters of America, She is a prolific painter and her work is in many private collections across the United States, as well as the Willoughby Fine Art Gallery in Edgartown, MA.