Janet studied at Edinburgh College of Art graduating in 1987 with a BA (Hons) in Drawing and Painting. She received the Andrew Grant Bursary in the same year and continued her studies at the Lorenzo de Medici School of Art, Florence. Following her graduation she continued to paint alongside tutoring part-time in community education. She has painted full time for more than ten years from her studio in Perthshire where she is inspired by the natural world and our impact upon it. She is an elected member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and Visual Arts Scotland and, as a multi award winning artist, exhibits widely across Scotland and the UK.