As a fine artist, Jennifer Janesko focuses her attention
on the female form. Her women possess an alluring energy.
Each has a distinctive personality, yet all possess an honest
High contrast and sharp direction are the two elements
that form the basis of her art. Jennifer chooses certain
parts of the figure to create movement and flow, which allows
the viewer to feel the strength and energy of the figure.
Jennifer applies her skill for fashion design to each piece,
giving every woman her own personal sensuality. As an added
effect, Jennifer often uses metallic gold and silver on
selected areas of clothing and accessories. The hard, reflective
metallic leaf sharply contrasts with the soft skin and flowing
hair to create a dramatic effect.
Jennifer began attending art classes at the Kansas City
Art Institute while still in high school. Upon graduation
from high school, Jennifer spent a year at the Columbus
College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. She then spent
the next two and a half years at Stephens College in Columbia,
Missouri where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts
degree in December 1989. Jennifer has been working as a
full time freelance artist since that time.
Jennifer's distinctive pieces are created by airbrushing
watercolors and inks on to illustration board or canvas.
Intricate details and colored backgrounds are then added
by hand. Janesko originals range in size from 30" x 40"
to 40" x 60" on board. Larger paintings are done on canvas.
The large canvas pieces are most often present at her gallery
showings, or on special request of the client.
Jennifer Janesko's distinctive art is quickly achieving
national and international recognition. Her work has been
featured at Art Expo, held in New York, Los Angeles and
Las Vegas and Glamourcon in LA and Chicago. In addition,
her art has been shown in cities across the country including
Kansas City, Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills,
San Diego, Laguna Beach and Tampa. The art of Janesko has
gained exposure to a wider audience through features in
many magazines. These include magazines devoted to airbrush
art including Airbrush, Airbrush Action and
Airbrush Art + Action. B-movie queen magazines Scream
Queens and Femme Fatales have run articles on
A life long dream was recently realized with her work being
published in the June 1998 issue of Playboy, with
a follow-up appearance in March 2000. European magazines
Skin Two (England) and Desire (Germany) have
allowed people outside of the U.S. the opportunity to experience
Jennifer's work as well. Several publishers have made posters
and limited edition prints of Janesko art.
Jennifer is now publishing her own work in the form of
limited edition Giclée prints and high quality posters.
Other publishing efforts taking place include the Janesko
calendar, printed by RML Calendars, and trading cards from
Comic Images. Riding the wave of success from the 1998,
1999 and 2000 calendars, the 2001 Janesko calendar is in
the works. In addition to being featured in several trading
card sets with other artists, Jennifer Janesko Premiere
Pinups was released in the summer of 1998. Another Comic
Images card set, Jennifer Janesko Limited Edition, was released
in May 1999. Jennifer's art has also been captured on film.
Gary Marshall's 1994 film, "Exit to Eden" features Janesko
paintings in several scenes. Also, Jennifer has created
a video retrospective of pieces she painted from 1990 through
1996. Finally, Jennifer has jumped on the Internet with
her own web site. The site features recent works, products
for sale and updated news and information about the artist.
Visit Jennifer online at janesko.com.