Janet Bailey Kerner - Painting & Pastel
Janet Bailey Kerner was born in Springfield, Illinois and lived in Springfield until graduating from Springfield High School in 1958, when at that time she moved to ElPaso, Texas. Janet works predominately in oils, pastels and mixed mediums, but occasionally includes pen and ink drawings in her collective works. Kerner's primary work is themed in Landscapes and Wildlife. Abstract painting is not in her comfort zone, but she is intently working on her abilities in that area. Janet received a B.A. and an M.A. in Psychology and Human Development Counseling from the University of Illinois, with a minor in Art. Janet's primary profession is as a Psychotherapist, but always an Art Student. Kerner has not been in any solo shows, but she has exhibited her oils and pastels in small shows around the state of Illinois, including Chicago, Illinois. Kerner was a big contributor of her oil paintings to Duck's Unlimited for many years. She paints many varieties of ducks, and one of her contributions to Duck's Unlimited brought in the highest bid overall for her 42”x 46” Oil painting entitled “Settling In”.
Several of Kerner's Pen and Ink drawings are published in the 1985 ILLINOIS REPORT, State of Illinois. She also designed and drew, in Pen and Ink, the front cover of the Invitation to the OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING AFFAIR for the State Office Building, Comptroller's Office in Chicago, IL, State of Illinois. Her works were published in many of the informational literature offered to visitors at the State Capitol, State of Illinois, Springfield, IL. One of her renderings was printed on the back of the “pretend money” issued at the beginning of the new State Lottery, Department of Revenue, State of Illinois, Springfield, Il.
Janet has lived in many different states throughout the United States, but resides at this time back in her hometown of Springfield, IL. Kerner is a member the Springfield Art Association, and now that she has retired, plans on striving towards a gallery exhibit of her works.