Biography / Artist Statement
Janie Lowe grew up in Texas and received her undergraduate degree in art from Texas Tech University. After living a couple of years in the mountains of Colorado as a ski bum, she decided she needed to get serious and go back to school. Janie received her Masters of Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. After a few years of freelance illustrating for publications such as The New York Times and Random House Books, she moved to Portland, Oregon to live between the mountains and the coast.
Some highlights for Janie have been illustrating The Great Ridley Rescue, a book about the plight of the endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle and studying with David Leffel, Marshall Arisman and Gregory Crain. She has shown her work at the Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition and at the Museum of Texas Tech University.
Janie currently works and teaches workshops in her studios in Portland and Manzanita, Oregon.