Janice Byer is a life-time Artist, a graduate of The California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA and illustrator of successful children's books including 'Henry the Great Blue Heron', 'Crunch Carrots' & 'Baby Carrots', all written by Sondra Perry, as well as '#empowered: A Gratitude & Affirmation Journal' by Pamela Grimm. Her latest illustrations are in a children's book titled 'There's a Dragon in Every Tree' by Mari Cyphers and is now available on Amazon.
Janice has taught watercolor at the Iron Horse Middle School through their Artist in Residence Program, 'How to Draw' at the former Amsterdam Art Store in Berkeley, CA and, through a California Arts Grant, taught ceramics at The East Oakland Youth Development Center in Oakland, CA.
Watercolor and oil are Janice's mediums of choice. Janice was a member of the Alamo Danville Artists' Society, founded by Artist Beth Batchelor, and has participated in 'Plein Air' art in several 'Scene on the Strait' art shows. She has exhibited her work at the Epperson Gallery in Crockett, CA, Pro Arts Open Studios in Oakland & Alamo, CA, Gallery Valerie in Crockett, CA, and often has exhibited her art at Jessel Gallery in Napa, CA, The Little Art Shop in Benicia, CA and Flowers Fresco in Crockett, CA.
"I am grateful for my ability to paint and wish to give credit to nature for posing for me daily." Janice Byer