Janet Latshaw Simons
Janet’s passion for art first welled up within her during the 2 1/2 years she spent traveling through Europe, Cypress, and Israel when taking a leave of absence after her first year of college. Upon her return to the USA at 20 years old she discovered her innate talent for drawing and she was inspired to pursue an artistic career. She obtained a BS degree in Graphic Design/Illustration from SJSU and worked in this field for many years.
Later in her life Janet Latshaw Simons lost art for 10 years and feared it was gone forever. Yet after relocating to Evanston 7+ years ago she had a rebirth. In 2015, with an encompassing vengeance, she began to create digital paintings, then acrylic canvases. Her art is now her happy place and she is very grateful to be sharing her vision.
Janet’s dynamic work can be categorized as authentic representational depictions of the exquisite symmetry and balance of nature, executed with stylized realism and graphic, bold color. Her paintings are created by freehand, devoid of any projection or tracing as tools. Her work is rooted in her love of nature, originating while growing up near the Pacific ocean. Every painting Janet paints has an element that nourishes her soul.