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 artwork always originates in my mind and not from direct observation. I enjoy working alternatively in abstraction and figuration. Regardless, the piece has to develop some meaning for me to continue the process. The more figurative works include themes of intimacy and communication without spoken language. For me, art lends itself perfectly to this theme as it is an unspoken language.