Janet Maines

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Janet Maines

United States

After she witnessed an incredible charcoal drawing on Facebook by an old college professor, her heart ignited. Janet Maines soon became a graphite, charcoal, and pastel portrait artist in Shreveport, Louisiana. Over these seven years, she has become known for her realistic and life-infused drawings, each alive with the personality and spirit of the subject.

At Louisiana State University, Janet majored in graphic design and has owned a design and marketing firm 32 years. That experience has assisted her pursuit of fine art through perfecting composition, detail, and finding the extraordinary around her. “My goal is to see each subject through the eyes of our Creator and translate that onto the paper.”

Janet has exhibited her works at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, Bailey Gallery, Centenary College, and others regionally. She is a member of the Portrait Society of America where she has won recognition for her work the past three years. Her piece “Love Wins” was featured in International Artist Magazine. She is a Northwest Louisiana Roster Artist and a Collectible Artist with the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Her classes and workshops allow her to share her passion with students of varying levels.

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