Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Janet Mishner received a B.A. in Art Education from University of Maryland, with post-graduate classes at the Maryland Institute College of Art and Towson University. She taught art in Baltimore City Public Schools and Towson University Community Art Center. She studied painting for many years with distinguished Maryland artist Gladys Goldstein.
Her expressionistic work was featured in numerous solo shows, galleries and private collections in Baltimore. Since moving to Florida in 2002, she continues to exhibit her work as a member of the Women Contemporary Artists, a regional organization of professional artists, Florida Artists Group, Inc., professional artists association, Petticoat Painters, one of the oldest continuing exhibiting group of women painters in the United States. Her work is exhibited at The Dancing Crane Gallery of Fine Art, Uptown Artist Gallery and numerous other venues in this area. Among the honors received for her work is Second Place Award in a national exhibition of the Women’s Caucus For Art, San Diego in 2012. Her work is in several public collections including the United States Embassy in Manila, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Florida Cancer Specialists, and Kaizen Total Wellness Center.
My painting allows me to indulge in two favorite subjects: psychology and art. The imagery in my work originates from one of two sources: sometimes there is a conscious idea that I want to express, and other times the images evolve from spontaneous marks or random papers. In both cases, I paint from an introspective point of view as opposed to direct observation. And I enjoy leaving something that a viewer can resonate with in his or her own way.