Janet’s professional art career spans forty years of fine art painting and commercial illustrating. Her fine art has won many international awards and has exhibited in over seventy exhibition venues including one person shows, group shows, and juried competitions in museums, arts organizations, and galleries. Her illustrations have also won international awards and her list of clientele includes noted companies such as 20th Century Fox, Black Bear Diner, and Sirius Software.
She is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the American Society of Marine Artists. She has also been featured in national publications such as American Artist, US Art, and Wildlife Art News. Additionally, her paintings are in many private and public collections which include the Leigh Yawkey Woodsen Art Museum, Wisconsin; theTucson Museum of Art, Arizona; the Bennington Center for the Arts, Vermont; plus other noteworthy museums. (Click here to read the entire Artist's Biography)
WHY DO I CREATE ART?
When I had advanced cancer twelve years ago, I changed my perception of reality and saw how the power and complexity of every thought, action, and, thus, every work of art created, in turn, creates what we want in the world. (Click here to read the entire story)
TARJAN IS MY PALETTE NAME
If some of you have ever wondered about my name 'Tarjan' which is the name I sign all my artwork with, it is not my maiden name. It is a psuedonym - a 'pallette name' as I lke to call it. (Click here to read the entire story)