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Janey Cohen

For 36 wonderful and exciting years I enjoyed being a middle school science teacher, helping my students discover the marvels of nature and the world in which they live.  Now that I have retired, I am thrilled to be on my own journey of discovering the artist within myself.  


Inspired by photos I took during my science travels over the years to Kenya, China, Alaska, Italy, local islands, and various botanic gardens, I find myself inspired to paint in the medium of watercolor most frequently.  I love how the water guides me through the painting; how it creates movement, or stillness; how it brings grace and harmony to a scene; that it can make you feel the warmth of love or the coolness of a stream through its translucence and glow. 


I have been inspired by artists my entire life, and have always incorporated art into all I have done, including my lessons.  But now, it is a privilege to have the gift of time to spend a bit of each day devoted to this passion of mine.  I hope to be able to explore more and varied media in the future.


Member of:

Santa Barbara Art Association

Carpinteria Arts Center

Santa Barbara Visual Artists

Juried Art Shows:

California Dreamin' June 2015, Carpinteria Arts Center

From An Abstract Point of View, August 2015, Carpinteria Arts Center

Season's On, December 2015, Carpinteria Arts Center

Imaginations, January 2016, Carpinteria Arts Center

Santa Barbara International Orchid Show, March 2016, Earl Warren Showgrounds

Pathways, March 2016, Carpinteria Arts Center

Going Abstract, August 2016, Carpinteria Arts Center

Visions of Color, November 2016, Carpinteria Arts Center

Nocturnes & Sunrises, February 2017, Carpinteria Arts Center

The Book, May 2017, Friends of the Carpinteria Library Art Show

Farm to Table, September-October 2019, Carpinteria Arts Center

Other Shows

SBVA Pop Up Gallery, September-October 2018

Santa Barbara Faulkner Gallery, September 2019

Solo Shows

Zookers Restaurant, October 2017 - February 2018

Zookers Restaurant, July 1 - August 18, 2019