Florida native, Janet Heaton has been fascinated by nature all of her life. The images that dominate her artistic endeavors are birds and mammals of Africa and North America. Heaton has traveled to many parts of Africa and India to photograph, paint and research her wildlife subjects. "Given a choice of any subject in the world, I would select the African elephant without hesitation", she says.
The mediums that Heaton enjoys using to portray the animals, depicted in her work, are watercolor, oil and pastel. "Each medium produces different results...from the very delicate to the strongest and most powerful animal.""
Heaton has received numerous awards and recognition for her animal art and photography and has exhibited at national and international museums. Her collectors are located throughout the United States, as well as Europe and Africa.
As a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists, Florida Watercolor Society, Pastel Society of American and Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, she has exhibited from New York City's National Arts Club to East Africa's Mount Kenya Safari Club. Heaton is also included in Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.