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Janet Anderson


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"Panning for Gold"

24 x 15


Janet Anderson's life journey has been a meandering one. Formerly an attorney and devoted stay-at-home mother, Janet is now a full-time professional artist whose representational landscapes and figurative oil paintings reflect the beauty of remote, quiet places and moments of intimate connection. In her short time as a full-time artist Janet has received national recognition for her work, having had paintings juried into prestigious national shows including those sponsored by Oil Painters of America and American Impressionist Society.
Janet grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, where her interests were primarily sports-related. As a child Janet enjoyed drawing, but art was not particularly encouraged and she had other interests that commanded her attention. She attended the University of Tennessee and was a member of the Women's track team. While at UT Janet took a couple of drawing classes, which rekindled her interest in drawing. After college, Janet continued her education at the University Of Virginia School Of Law. She practiced law for a number of years, but always knew it was a poor career choice, unfulfilling on many levels. In 1993, Janet moved to Denver, Colorado and continued practicing law part-time until her third child was born. It was then that Janet, at a friend's suggestion, enrolled in an oil painting class with Colorado landscape artist, Brenda Hendrix, and soon she was hooked. She continued to paint and study painting sporadically until her children were older and she had more free time. Janet then studied painting with a number of respected teachers including Tim Deibler, Kevin Wechbach, Scott Christensen, Michael Lynch and Quang Ho. In 2008 Janet began to sell her paintings and pursue art as a career.
An avid outdoors-person, Janet is drawn to landscapes as her primary subject matter. She collects many of her reference photos from hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing and skiing trips. In recent years, Janet has significant time painting en plein air, enjoying the beauty of nature while pursuing her passion for painting.
Janet lives in Denver, Colorado. She is represented by Arts at Denver and The Framed Image, Denver, CO, and she also exhibits her work in juried shows in both local and national galleries.