My name is Janet Skates. I am an artist based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I create using acrylic paints, paint pens, markers, oil pastels, acrylic inks and watercolors.
Selling art wasn't my initial goal; I create because it is my purpose and legacy. To stop creating would be like ceasing to sing, dance, or dream. Trusting myself remains a significant challenge—allowing space for exploration, experimentation, and evolution. This is a lesson I pass on to my students.
I hold a deep belief that our homes and workspaces are sacred. My mission is to craft artwork that elevates space, infusing it with energy and love wherever it resides.
I am an artist based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the buffalo roam and the weather changes in the blink of an eye.
In my childhood, I immersed myself in the great outdoors, and when indoors, my world was filled with colors and drawings. School notebooks bore witness to my constant marks and sketches. My artistic journey led me through experimenting with pastels and charcoal until the magical discovery of acrylic paints! This sparked my artistic flame. While I briefly ventured into university art classes, they didn't resonate with me. Opting for the road less traveled, I continued crafting my art, developing unique processes, and forging my own style. From humble beginnings of selling to friends, I progressed to accepting commissions and showcasing my work in local businesses. Now, my art graces homes and businesses worldwide—a dream come true!
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