Janene Pratt is a classically trained artist who began drawing as a child. She grew up with a very artistic family and thought everyone in the world loved to draw and paint. When she was younger, she used her drawing skills to draw simple line drawings and illustrations for Christian missionaries in four countries, including Romania and China.
She was fortunate to study still life and portrait with Nelson Shanks, David A. Leffel, Henry Yan, Gregg Kreutz, Sherrie McGraw, Lea Colie Wight, Aaron Westerburg, and Robert Liberace. Thankful for their teaching, she has led demonstrations and taught drawing and painting to others. A highlight of her painting career came when she and a group traveled with Nelson Shanks to Russia for his art opening at the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.
She was chosen to be published in the book Strokes of Genius 5: Best of Drawing | Composition released in 2013 by North Light Books.
She was named Texas Portrait Artist of the Month several years ago.
Janene has won many national and international awards for her paintings as well as her drawings.
She realizes it a God-given privilege and blessing to be a painter. She is grateful for the Lord’s grace in giving her this privilege.
Due to an eye disease that causes blindness, she enjoyed doing some digital painting and drawing for several years. After cataract surgery and corneal transplants on both eyes, her vision has improved enough for her to paint at her easel again. Many of her digital drawings and paintings have won international awards and can be printed on canvas.
” I believe the most fun I’ve had in my life as an artist are the times I’ve spent getting to know other artists from around the world. I love hearing their stories and seeing what inspires them.”