Janet graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BS in Interior Design and a minor in art. She worked with a commercial architectural firm in Chapel Hill before accepting a position with Wachovia Banking Corporation as director of design for their worldwide offices and curator of Wachovia’s corporate art collection. After sixteen years in the design field, Janet started Fancy Finishes, a decorative painting business which she owned and operated in Winston-Salem, NC for several years. Oil painting is now her career.
Along with her husband and two golden retrievers, Jan currently lives and maintains studios on Bald Head Island, NC and Glenville, NC. She has studied with several nationally recognized artists including Gay Faulkenberry, Timothy C. Tyler, M.Kathryn Massey, Sam Vokey and Robert Liberace.
Her paintings are traditionally representational and she strives to evoke a timeless elegance in all her work including landscapes, pet portraits, figures as well as her still lifes.
Jan is an Associate Member of Oil Painters of America and a member of Women Painters of the Southeast. Her work has won several awards locally and regionally in the past few years and has appeared in several television productions and movies including Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar. She is represented by several galleries in North Carolina and Virginia.