Janet Poirier, grew up in Northern New England and was first influenced artistically by her mother who rendered portraits of her children. She's a self taught artist who began drawing portraits at an early age. For more then 40 years the artist has been creating art, working in various mediums, such as wood, watercolor, pastel, acrylic and now works primarily in oil. She's drawn to figurative, portraiture and natural settings and often combines the two. From her inner vision, her aim is to capture the beauty in colors, shapes and angles and express it into a personal and meaningful implementation with oil and brush.