Janis is a watercolor artist from Pine Bluff who now divides her time between Pompano Beach, FL, Little Rock, and Fayetteville, where she has lived for over five years.
In Florida, she is an active member of the Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) and the national league of American Pen Women. She is a signature member of hte Mid-Southern Watercolor Society (MSW) in Little Rock and has had a painting accepted into a National Watercolor Society Show (NWS) in California. She has been active in the Artists of Northwest Arkansas, the former Underground on the square and is currently a member of Fenix.
"I paint because I love to escape into the delights of color, shapes and subject matter, putting all these elements on paper to create the beauty of a captured moment. The memories caught through painting bring joy to my heart for many years as well as the amazing artists whom I have studied under across the country. My favorite teacher has been Douglas Walton of Ruston, LA who taught me not only how to paint what we see around is in pleasing ways, but also how to enjoy what life brings us."