About the Artist
Janet loves the freedom and challenge of watercolor and the process of discovery that takes place when the paint itself takes on a life of its own. This creative process is a natural outgrowth of a faith which gives her the inspiration and direction to accomplish the beauty found in her work.
Janet has exhibited in numerous art shows in the Delaware, Philadelphia and North Carolina areas. She has been commissioned by local and out-of-state collectors and her work is part of many corporate and private collections. She was selected out of 11,000 artists across the United States as a finalist in "The Artist" Magazine's annual art competition. She was also one of ten finalists in the "International Artist" Magazine's 2002 art competition.
Janet has taught private art lessons out of her studio since 1993. She holds workshops for artists. She is a signature member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina. She has been published in the book, How Did You Paint That?: 100 Ways to Paint People and Figures. She has won "Best in Show" and "First Place-Watercolors" awards and other awards in various regional exhibitions.
Janet is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. After living for thirteen years in Delaware where she began her art career, she moved to Greenville, NC in 1998. While living in Greenville, Janet taught in her studio and in surrounding arts centers. She was instrumental in starting Brushstrokes, a group of Greenville artists who work in the community. Janet and her husband moved to New Bern, NC in July 2011, where she continues her work and community.