Janis Grau, Fort Myers, Florida Member Since July 2009 Artist Statement About the artist… Janis Ilene Grau
is a classically trained artist...a graduate of the Maryland Institute, College of Art. She has taught art in the Baltimore and Wicomico County school systems in Maryland for 35 years. She works almost exclusively in watercolor, painting dramatic floral portraits from observation and photo references. She uses bold, powerful color and a point-of-view that highlights the shapes and nuances within each flower.