Jeanette grew up in the big sky country of Prairie Canada. Rural origins gave way to the urban settings of Winnipeg, Montreal, Vancouver, Windsor and London. At the University of Manitoba, she earned a BFA Honours degree, distinguishing herself with high academic standing and artistic integrity. Further influences came from varied sources, including workshops and viewing collections from North America to Europe. She draws her subject matter from nature and humanity, preferring to work from direct observation. She trains her students to lead with their eyes as well. She has honed an aesthetic refinement throughout the genres of landscape, portrait, floral and still life. Her paintings are imbued with rich colour harmonies and an elegant styling, appealing equally to the emotions and the intellect.