Janet's art training began at the Canterbury College of Art and later at the Regent Street Polytechnic resulting her gaining the National Diploma in Design in sculpture and letter cutting.
After graduation, she fulfilled many commissions of letter cutting and portrait sculptures, mainly of children. Janet later taught art, for many years, in several comprehensive schools in Staffordshire. Commissions for portrait sculptures continued for many of the early years together with taking part in one and two person exhibitions in Staffordshire where she lived at that time. In the Precinct of Canterbury Cathedral, there are wooden benches with memorial inscriptions cut into them by Janet.
Careful drawing of observational study and the human figure became an, all important, foundation for her work and the love of drawing with all its difficulties. This led naturally, for Janet, to the use of pastels without all the paraphernalia of wet paint, brushes, and palettes etc.
Other societies & associations:
Leicester Sketch Club