Creative expression has been part of Janet’s life quest. Inspired by the Group of Seven, with her own roots in Muskoka, she has often said over the years, that she wanted to grow up to be Tom Thomson. For the past 40 years Janet has lived in the County, raised three children on a dairy farm, taught elementary school and earned her Masters Degree in Education. Her love of the arts was always a primary focus in her elementary classroom.
Meanwhile, Janet made time in her life to pursue painting. Water colourist, Marg MacIntyre’s highly structured approach to teaching art, gave Janet a wonderful foundation for her skills. Sharon Bower challenged Janet to explore the medium more freely. Her most recent teacher, Kato Wake, introduced her to acrylics and helped her identify her own creative process.
Now retired, Janet is pursuing her passion for artisitic expression in water colour, acrylic and multi media. She is currently experimenting with plasticine as paint. Her work captures the many moods of The County.
Janet is a member of the Belleville Art Association and the Prince Edward Art Council. Her work has appeared in Art in the County and juried shows of the B.A.A. She is currently Artist in Residence at Del Gatto Estates Winery in Waupoos. She signs her works of art “PEACOCK, Janet” as her way of honoring her parents.