Former student, and successful artist Jaye Whitehead Backus remembers taking art classes with Janet at age seven. “Within the walls of her studio, we stuck clay to our faces and laughed at painting blunders, yet I always left feeling smart and important. Mrs. King nurtured my individuality and celebrated my creativity, giving me, a once painfully shy little girl, a space to be heard. Her kindness and warmth changed the trajectory of my life.”
Lauren Taylor Spigner, also a former student of Janet’s shared that “I began taking art lessons from Mrs. King when I was 8 years old. I am so grateful for the time spent with her in her art studio!”
As for what the future holds, Janet, whose husband Robert passed away in 2022, plans to spend time with her children and grandchildren Marina, Ashton, Saylor, Chris, Kate, Phoenix, Beau and Carolina, and other family members, and to continue her art. With the Atlantic beaches in Jacksonville, Florida at her front door, certainly her subjects will be the ocean, God’s beautiful creations, and her family, all of which will certainly be painted with a heart full of gratitude.
To see Janet King’s works, visit her website: janetkingwatercolors.com If interested in commissioning her please email Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Publisher Note: We are proud that Janet King was featured in our premier issue of Heartland LIVING and that her art images were also used on covers of another publication we did, The Best Values of Highlands