Janet Onofrey, born in Pittsburgh, PA, moved to South Florida where the sunlight and mild weather beckoned her to paint, “in the open air,” en plein air. Her Masters Degree in Painting led to a residency in Provence, France and time in Barcelona and Paris. She was awarded the South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship judged for her extensive body of work. Janet was accepted into the Skopelos Foundation of Art Residency on Skopelos Island off the coast of Greece in 2016.
Her art has been juried into national exhibitions such as the American Impressionist Society, American Women Artists, and is a member of the Oil Painters of America. The Baker Museum in Naples, Florida, Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art; Museum for Women Artists and Andrews Art Museum in North Carolina are just a few of her museum exhibitions. “Silent Spaces”is her solo show of 60 paintings and 31 drawings at BaCA Gallery in Pompano Beach that recently closed. She was featured in “New American Paintings,” and her paintings reside in both public and private collections internationally. She teaches drawing and painting in several medium, as well as urban sketching at Boca Raton Museum School of Art and privately.