“I love to paint, to bring to life a landscape in acrylic. At 23 I moved from Masstown, Nova Scotia to Grande Prairie, Alberta where I lived for 8 years. While there I met my husband and we then moved to his hometown of Hanover, Ontario. I have always had a craft of one kind or another on the go. A few years ago while looking at the pictures of the places we’ve been my husband suggested I paint them and I never looked back. My main medium is acrylic but I also paint with oils. I am continually going through my pictures to find the next masterpiece. I do commissions and I would love to paint a landscape picture for you to cherish your memory of that special place.”
Janet Liesemer was born and raised in Toronto where she studied Interior Design at a local College. After working in the city for many years outside of her field of interest, Janet found herself frustrated by her lack of time and energy for her true passion: art. Her move to Walkerton in 2000 brought her back full circle to art where she began a small business “Paint by Design”, specializing in interior painting and murals.
Basically a self-taught watercolour & acrylic artist, Janet enjoys trying to reflect her personal connection with God and His wonderful creation in her paintings. Her love of travel has contributed to her artwork, from the hiking trails of Vermont, the bright colours and architecture of Mexico to the rolling hills of England. All are a source of inspiration.
Janet currently resides with her husband, in the picturesque village of Ayton, On. Janet participates in local art shows and is a full-time exhibitor at the Southampton Art Gallery. Her work is also displayed and sold at The Spotted Moose in Mount Forest.