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Janet Nielsen
Everett , Washington - United States
Acrylics - Landscapes

Graduate from the University of Washington
Bachelors Degree -Interdisciplinary Visual Arts

Iíve always loved drawing and I knew at a young age that I could probably paint. It was one of those things I just sensed. Artistic talent runs in my family. My Grandmother began painting after retirement in her 60ís. My uncle was a cartoon artist. So I guess it is an inherited talent.

Living in the Pacific Northwest provides the ideal subject matter for my paintings. I read once that it is impossible to capture the true beauty God has already created for us, but I view artistic talent as a gift from God that needs to be shared with others. Painting is therapeutic for me, a type of meditation to reach that peaceful place-far removed from the stress of every day life. In front of the canvas, I feel hope and inspiration.

I also love painting pet portraits. Its very rewarding to capture the personality and beauty of each individual pet on canvas or paper. I view our pets as a part of...
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