Janet Wilson Oliver, Artist

Janet Wilson Oliver, ArtistJanet Wilson Oliver, ArtistJanet Wilson Oliver, Artist

Enjoy exploring my paintings and illustrations. 

About Me

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My Background

My Paintings, Book Illustrations, & Teaching

My Paintings, Book Illustrations, & Teaching

I am a native of Traverse City, Michigan in Grand Traverse County- thus the website name. My background and experience includes illustration, painting, graphic design, video production, multimedia development, educational technology and online learning, plus teaching.  I teach at my home studio, at Grand Traverse Senior Center and through Northwestern Michigan College's Extended Education. 

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My Paintings, Book Illustrations, & Teaching

My Paintings, Book Illustrations, & Teaching

My Paintings, Book Illustrations, & Teaching

I focus primarily on painting in watercolor, but I also like acrylics. My art can be seen in local galleries and businesses. I have illustrated two children's picture books: "Fire Bird: The Kirtland's Warbler Story" and "Rosie's Rescue: Rosie the Roseate Spoonbill". They can be purchased at local and online bookstores.

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My Inspiration

My Paintings, Book Illustrations, & Teaching

My Inspiration

My art is inspired by the many things that I see around me, from people and animals to nature and buildings.  My artistic inspiration is drawn from the beauty and unique visions I am fortunate to see. That is also why I enjoy  painting outside (Plein Air), as well as, in my studio.

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