Jani is an award winning water media and graphite artist who specializes in horses and people, but can paint or draw anything. Many of her watercolor paintings have pastel and/or India ink added.
"Sometimes watercolor alone just doesn't capture the depth needed to tell the story. When pastel or ink is added, it just feels more complete. I'm always experimenting. Lately, I've been experimenting with watercolor over acrylic on canvas and painting with water-based oils."
Her painterly style is what she calls impressionistic realism. "Although I am capable of doing photo-real work, I like having my art lean towards a looser rendering of the real and leave a little to the viewer's imagination."
She also enjoys photography. Her natural ability for composing a painting works for her in composing a photograph.
"I love photography; especially when I find abstract images that look like paintings."
In her portraiture, she excels in capturing the personality of the person or animal as well as the likeness.
"A big part of a likeness is a person's or animal's personality."