Janet grew up on a farm north of London and spent much of her childhood exploring outdoors, helping with farm chores, riding in tractors and helping her dad in the shop. Outside of the art factory, She is a Child and Youth counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist, and mother of 3. She studied child and youth work, human services and more recently Art Therapy at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. She is currently completing her final theoretical research paper.
Janet is passionate about helping others through supportive creative individual work and group programs. She believes in the therapeutic benefits and expressive qualities of art, play, and explorative learning.
When she walked into the Art Factory for the first time she felt at home, inspired by the endless possibilities and the children at play.
Favourite art medium: paint, collage and ink
Creative past time: painting and art journalling
Favourite candy: fun dip
Inspiration: Nature and witnessing others explore creatively. It lights me up to see others deeply immersed in the creative process.