Janice Cianflone first discovered drawing as a child, often using the blank pages of her picture books for her sketches. She had a natural affinity for the visual arts and the love of reading. After attending Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, Janice lived in Manhattan where she developed a style of conceptual art utilizing words on textured canvasses. After living and working in the textile design field, she left New York to seek a career in art education. Highly influenced by the artist community around her, Janice continued to produce fresh work while she taught art in the public schools. After 20 years in Massachusetts, Janice returned to West Harrison, New York, where she was born and raised in a small community that has seen few changes over the years. Janice's art today is much more imaged focused with an abstract sensibility. Inspired by the stucture,pattern and organization naturally found in landscape, her canvasses come alive with color and light. While most of her current work consists of oil on canvas, her favorite medium continues to be pencil on paper. This, she says, is the most organic and essential way to create art.