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 graduated, she spent time traveling to eleven countries in Europe with her contemporary dance group and teacher. It was there she developed a love for chiaroscuro paintings and drawings. She loves drawing and used her drawing skills to draw simple line drawings for Christian missionaries in four countries, including Romania and China.
She has studied with several wonderful artists including Nelson Shanks and his teachers from the Studio Incamminati where she was taught the “Grisaille” method. She enjoyed traveling to Russia in 2011 with Nelson for his opening at the Russian Museum in St.Petersburg.
Later she studied still life and portrait with David A. Leffel, Henry Yan, Gregg Kreutz, Sherrie McGraw, Lea Colie Wight, Aaron Westerburg, and Robert Liberace.
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 recently.
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.