Drawing and painting have been a part of Janette’s life since she was a child, learning from her mother and then from various art teachers in Ponca City, Oklahoma schools, winning awards in Scholastic and state art shows. She continued her art education at Oklahoma State University, earning her degree in Studio Art and Education. There , some of her teachers were Doel Reed, Jay J. McVicker, Ella Jack, Elenor Evans and Dale McKinney. She has continued her studies over the years with Stefan Kramer, Ben Kong’s, Ramon Kelly, Albert Handel, Maggie Price, Terry Ludwig, Richard Alan Nichols, and Dylan Newton.
Janette was a Docentat the Amarillo Museum of Art for 33 years, and a teacher in the Art Classes there for 17 years. She also volunteered at the Panhandle Plains Museum installing art for exhibitions. The museum work gave her an opportunity to study the work of many famous artists.
Janette works in studio as well as plein air. She loves to capture the atmosphere of an area and what makes each place unique. The American southwest is one of her favorite areas, particularly northern New Mexico. She has painted on the east coast of the US, especially Cape Cod, which has a different color palette and atmosphere to capture. The majority of her works are landscapes, but she enjoys painting still life and occasionally portraits. Her travels in Europe as well as Central America are often seen in her paintings. Her work is in collections in New Mexico, Arizona, California, Oklahoma, Washington, Massachusetts, Maryland, France, and Texas. She is a signature member of the Lone Star Pastel Society, Amarillo Watercolor Society, and Amarillo, Fine Arts Society. Her paintings were in galleries in Ojo Caliente, and Taos, New Mexico, and can be seen at Sonya’s now. Click here to see other works by Janette at her website www.janettedickerson.com
Janette’s work is also available for sale at:
100 Westgate Pkwy W, Amarillo, Texas, 79121