Brewster, Cape Cod, MA
Janet Biondi is a self-taught artist originally from New England. She is a graduate of College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine where she earned a B.A. in Human Ecology. Janet studied whales and independent art studies and upon graduating melded her two interests focusing her work on perfecting her painting skills and producing a large body of marine mammal art over the following 10 years.
In the 80's Janet was accepted into exclusive juried shows exhibiting with the nation's top marine mammal artists at the American Cetacean Society Whale Conference in Monterey, CA. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Hawaii, Carmel and Tahoe, CA, Cape Cod, Aspen, at the Mystic Maritime Museum shows in CT and the New Britain Museum of American Fine Art in CT. In 1990, Biondi illustrated the award winning children's book, "D is for Dolphin" published by Windom Books.
With an unending passion for exploration and adventure, Janet has lived in some of the countries' most beautiful places including Hawaii, where she sold her art to international collectors. In 1994 Janet received a painting commission from renown musician, Graham Nash, of the band Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
After a 10 year period of exploring landscape painting, Janet has come full circle back to the water, a subject about which she is passionate. The 90's found her helping to care-take the Bollibokka Club in Northern California where she learned how to fly fish, a life-long dream realized. With a current focus on fresh and salt water fly fishing imagery including sport fish species and the flies on which they are caught, Janet offers "favorite fly" commissions for fishermen, and renders beautiful lifelike renditions of the subject.
Janet currently splits her time between Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Mount Shasta, California and travels to various locations around the world for 5 months each winter and spring.