Art has always been a part of my life.  I took many private and group classes in my youth. I began painting in oils and acrylics, but eventually fell in love with “the magic of watercolor”. I now paint exclusively with watercolor. I enjoy an impression­istic and whimsical style in my painting. 

Animals & floral subjects seem to catch my attention to paint, along with scenes from our travels.

I have returned to my childhood stomping grounds to retire on the McKenzie River in Rainbow, OR, 1 hour east of Eugene. I am a member of the McKenzie Arts Forum and have helped to organize the McKenzie Arts Festival, the McKenzie Home and Garden Tour and have had an active role in the McKenzie Garden Club. I am a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, the Emerald Empire Art Association and Emerald Art Center.

It has been a happy journey of learning, sharing, expressing and growth. I have taken classes from some of the best as I continue to learn and grow in my art. I generally enjoy creating my own impression and version of what I see.

Janet Biles