About Janet

Artist’s Statement

My artwork is a manifestation of my truth, my direction and my desires. My quest is in search of the essence of the mind, spirit and soul, in search of the beauty of light and space.  For in that search, the ordinary becomes extraordinary.  My paintings are an expression of my vision, my life, and my love. Showing up at the canvas allows me to honor the emptiness and grief of my heart and allows me to discover a life of gratitude and peace. With every passionate stroke of my brush I am letting go, surrendering to the magic of the moment, I allow my story to be told. I am a self-taught artist, living and working in the Chicago area.

Janet L. Mamon

Born and raised in the city of Chicago, Janet Mamon’s diverse cultural experiences provided an incredible texture and passion to her life.  She received her BMA from Bradley University, spent ten years in corporate America followed by loving, raising, and living vicariously through her four gifted and talented children. Finally in 1998 she put her first stroke on canvas and allowed painting to save her life.

Janet Mamon is primarily self-taught, but has studied art at the University of Chicago, Chicago’s Palette and Chisel Art Academy, Fechin Art Workshops in Taos, New Mexico, and the Peninsula School of Art in Door County, Wisconsin.  She has been instructed by and studied alongside a number of locally and internationally renowned artists. She has also studied art education for gifted children at National Louis University.

She currently works out of her eclectic Red Door Studio space in Barrington, IL.





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