We are excited to introduce our new artist for the 2018 Artist Series collection, Janeen Heath!
Janeen is a lifelong Northern California resident and currently lives in Danville, California with her husband and best friend of 44 years, Tomm, and their three rescue dogs. She was introduced to art and music at an early age by her father, Guido Ferraro, who was an accomplished oil painter and guitar player. He sadly passed away when Janeen was 10 years old, but the gift he left her was a passion for art and music.
Most of her paintings are labeled “abstract” and created without a preconceived idea of the outcome. Janeen feels she is more of an “experimental artist” as she loves to search and discover diverse mediums and textures to use in her paintings. She loves the freedom of letting paint and mediums flow from her mind in a meditative state. She also loves fine details, which you will see in her paintings. Though Janeen is an excellent painter, she also sculpts in clay and enjoys pyrography, as seen on this year’s painted barrel displayed in our tasting room.
Whether she is cooking or creating art, her method and motto is “no recipes, no rules and plenty of loud music!”
The artwork Janeen has created for the 2018 Artist Series labels shows how art, music and wine are intertwined. She relates the finely detailed labels she created with the notion that they represent the influence of the album cover art she loved: Her art life comes full circle.
When she is not painting her other passions include vegan cooking, promoting animal welfare, listening to music (she still attends concerts), camping in Lake Tahoe, skeet shooting and hiking.
Janeen is a member of the Alamo Danville Artist Society and the Lamorinda Art Alliance. Her artwork is on display at Blackhawk Gallery as well as in the homes and businesses of many art lovers.
We are excited to welcome her to the Wente family!