Born in England in 1962, Janette grew up in a quaint village on the outskirts of the industrial NW city of Manchester amongst thriving contrasts of the working class and the privileged. These were strong influences from an early age with their constant change in movement, growth and vitality.
It was at this early age that Janette persisted she should be allowed to take instruction from the world renown English painter, Harold Riley. Although she was considered too young to be in the class, Mr. Riley allowed her to join after seeing her passion for art and thus began the start of a lifelong dream. In later years through painting with Riley, Janette was exposed to the works of his mentor L.S. Lowry. Lowrys' paintings depict the strained moods of those Northern factories and their laborers
Now in the U.S. Janette has combined her earlier life experiences from the UK to begin her new creative direction here. Balance and simplicity is at the heart of Janette’s work. She is at her boldest when she seduces the viewer with her dynamic composition and color sensitivity to create a unique visual vocabulary.
In the last few years, Janette has been very fortunate to work with artists such as DOWNS who was mentored by Karl Benjamin and Frederick Hammersley. Each of these situations has provided her with a deeper insight towards her exploration of abstraction.