Biography / Artist Statement
Janie Lowe graduated from Texas Tech University with a BFA in Illustration in 1986. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1991.
Janie was awarded a Regional Arts & Cultural Council project grant in 2019 to fund BORDERLAND STORIES, a visual report from the Texas/Mexico border. The work was exhibited at Portland 5’s Center for the Arts at Antoinette Hatfield Hall in Portland, Oregon.
Her paintings have been collected nationally, including the Kaiser Permanente permanent collection. In 2018, she was selected to be in the Oil Painters of America 27th Annual National Juried Show at the Steamboat Springs Art Museum.
Random House books and The New York Times have published her illustrations. Additionally, she illustrated The Great Ridley Rescue, a book about the endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle.
Janie teaches painting workshops out of her studios in Portland and the Oregon coast. Her paintings are available through her website at www.janielowepaintings.com and Coast Gallery in Manzanita, Oregon.