Campbell received her early training in commercial art. This
background provided a basic foundation in drawing, discipline and
painting techniques. She has lived in Europe, Asia, and several
metropolitan areas of the United States. Exposure to art in
these different cultures has given her a universal appreciation for
fine art. It wasn't until 1973 that she found transparent
watercolor to be the natural medium for presenting her perceptions.
strong impressionistic/realistic style is easily recognized. It employs
the "wet on wet" technique and features the bold use of color.
The technique evolved from experience and experimentation and was influenced by
study with nationally known watercolor instructors.
The primary subjects of Janet's paintings have been the scenes around her.
Landscapes, lake scenes, architectural and historical structures and cityscapes
have predominated and have been the subjects of many commissioned works.