Janet Campbell's attraction to both art and nature led to her initial art education in the Botanical Illustration Program at the Bronx Botanical Gardens. She found her medium in a local watercolor class organized by a coworker. Many classes and workshops later she realized that a loose and transparent style fit her best. She has been most influenced by the work and instruction of Mel Stabin. Janet attempts to capture the essence of a subject while freeing the pigment to create on its own whenever possible.
Living on the Shawangunk Ridge near the Bashakill Wetlands in Sullivan County, NY, offers her rich subject material. She enjoys painting landscapes, figures, shelter animals and recently has developed an interest in color pouring.
Janet's work won awards at the 2013 American Watercolor Society Exhibition, the 2013 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, and the 2012 and 2013 North East Watercolor Society International Exhibitions. Her work "Sunflower" won the Best in Show award at the 2013 Middletown Art Group exhibit at Orange County Community College.
She is a represented artist at the Wallkill River School of Art in Montgomery, NY where she teaches workshops in negative painting and color pouring and classes in watercolor. She co-teaches an annual Painting By the Sea workshop with Pat Morgan on Long Beach Island, NJ.