I have been painting in watercolors for about 25 years. I am a widow with 4 grown children, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. I was born in Santa Rosa and lived next door to Luther Burbank Gardens, where my artistic talents were first formed. I am crazy for color and the amazing detail and variety of Mother Nature. I have no particular favorite subject matter. I love it all!! I have taken many lessons and workshops from some of the most renowned watercolor artists and have gleaned something from each one. I have shown and sold my work in many venues. I do commissions and will work from client's photographs--again, any subject matter. I am fortunate to have a studio, and I try to paint daily. It is exciting for me to create a new painting, for they somehow take on a life of their own, and the results are sometimes amazing.

Janice Raitano - Watercolors