Janet Botes is a visual artist working in various disciplines and techniques. Her work primarily focuses on the landscape - in different contexts including the relationship between human and the earth, the formation of the landscape, and the landscape as home to animal and insect species living in symbiosis or harmony.
"I am an artist by heart, profession and conviction. I believe in art's power to challenge conventions, raise awareness and change perceptions. At the same time I appreciate the sense of peace, happiness, resolve and accomplishment that often accompanies creative expression and one's involvement with the creative process."
Janet has been involved with several projects and organizations, and drives the Green Your Art initiative as part of the COPART movement. She is an artist with www.StateoftheArt.co.za and exhibits her work locally.