Janelle lives and works in Northern Illinois. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts concentrating in painting and museum studies. Her work can be seen locally within McHenry County and throughout the midwest. In addition to her art career Janelle is also the Education Coordinator for the Rockford Art Museum.

Artist Statement

Lost in thought, its where I often find myself. Pondering the strange and the beautiful. It is my desire to delve deep into the curiosities of the world. My work explores ideas of how something may be peculiar to some yet charming to another. My use of vibrant color and controlled motion brings these questions of duality to the viewer. My repetitive mark making and blend of fluid pouring attempt to recreate the sumptuous textures of food and nature.