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Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Janet Mishner received a B.A. in Art Education from the 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, Florida Artists Group, Inc., and Petticoat Painters.

“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.”