Janice O'Neill

     From early on I've been interested in the

beauty of nature and the wonderful colors

that surround us. I grew up in North Dakota

where the sparkling world of new snow took

my breath away. My artistic endeavors didn't start until I was married and living in Alabama where I took my first tole painting and calligraphy classes. Since my husband was an Army officer and we moved a lot, I tried a new art or craft everywhere we lived. In Hawaii I took up oil painting and painted landscapes on location. In Kansas, I learned the art of Wheat Weaving. In Texas I combined tole painting and calligraphy, and started a business using my artistic talents and my husband's business talents. In 2006, we sold and moved to the Ozarks. I have enjoyed learning about new art techniques and new mediums! I have now decided to concentrate on my three top loves : drawing people, painting with acrylic and creating with mosaics.