Morgan Hill Open Studios 2022

Save the date for the second Morgan Hill Open Studio. Please save the date for November 5th, and 6th from 10 AM to 4 PM to visit over Morgan Hill Open Studios was created in collaboration with the Morgan Hill Library Culture and Arts Commission and the City of Morgan Hill and operates as a project of the El Toro Culture & Arts Committee of the Morgan Hill Community Foundation.

It was so great seeing all of you last year.  I will be having many new pieces to show you, including 8 new large cold wax and oil paintings.

There will be many chances to purchase art at a price point you can afford. Many pieces will be at competitive prices for these dates only.  If you don’t have a chance to attend, you might want to inquire about the piece you have been interested in.

I will also be having a demonstration on how to use cold wax and oil on paper at 10:30 AM Saturday November 5th.   It will be a great time to ask questions about techniques and materials.

Lastly, you will have a chance to win a work of art by attending.  Winner will be announced at the end of the event.

I am so excited to visit with you and show you my creative space!


Spring Opening at Colibri Gallery

Visit Janet at the Colibri Gallery

Just a quick note to notify you that I am having a show at Colibri Gallery, 17505 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill. Join Us for the Spring Opening Reception featuring my work on Saturday March 26th from 5PM- 7PM. Enjoy catered refreshments by Ladera Grill. The show will include “The Story of Twelve” as well as new artwork. All work will be cold wax on Arches oil paper mounted on cradled wood panels. The hanging turned out beautifully and I am proud to have you see all the hard work.

I would love to see you there. Please know that all are invited.
Thank you!


Hummingbird Don’t Fly Away 36″ x 36″

Hummingbird Don’t Fly Away 36″ x 36″

Open Studio

Open Studio Event Was A Success!

November was a fantastic month!  Why? Because I finally was able to see you in person.  I had a wonderful Open Studio November 6-7th.  This was Morgan Hill’s first Open Studio featuring 40 plus artists from Morgan Hill and Gilroy, CA.  It was a great success.

If you came to my Open Studio, you were able to see the unveiling of my series “Twelve of Twelve”, in which I took 12 of my favorite studies from 120 small abstracts and enlarged them to 36” x 36” in Cold wax on Arches oil paper.

Feeling the praise of the people who came to visit, not only allowed me to acknowledge all the hard work that I had done for this show, but it also validated 30 years of my experience in fine art. I didn’t realize how much it would fill my heart to see my customers in person and connect with you through my art. You were all so kind and encouraging.

You also, made me aware that I need to take my knowledge and set up some way I can share that knowledge either through workshops or online courses. I would be very open to hearing your suggestions. I had enough art lovers and artists ask me how to use Cold Wax medium, since that is currently my medium of choice.


It takes a village having a show. I want to give a nod to the Cultural and Arts commissioners Paul Lake and Suman Ganapathy, who had the vision to initiate the Morgan Hill Open Studio and Ellie Honl Herman Gallery director and Framing General manager at Colibri Gallery, who was a great support in making my Open Studio a success. She and her employees beautifully mounted my Twelve of Twelve series on cradled panels.

Below is a photo of their set up. They were able to take on the challenge of doing something unique and different for me.


It was a great feeling seeing my work come to fruition and seeing how beautifully they finished each piece.  I was very proud to show off my work knowing that they were quality from beginning to end. 

Thank you so much for coming to my show and if by chance you were too busy, here is a video of my Open Studio setup.  


I would like to offer that you are welcome to visit me anytime, either to ask questions or perhaps find a piece or two for your home.  Please send a message through the contact and I will get back to you as soon as possible to set up an appointment or answer your question.

Vanderhoof Art Giveaway

Art Giveaway!! 

As a celebration of my new website, I’m so happy to announce that I am giving away 2 pieces of original art. This is how you participate. All you have to do is be signed up for my blog newsletter. All subscribers old and new will have the chance to win. Both pieces are painted with cold wax and oil, plus collage and mixed media. They have been mounted on 6″ x 6″ by 1-1/2″ cradled panels. They are ready to hang. Each painting is valued at $100.00


Corbeau Noir 6″ x 6″ 1-1/2″

Corbeau Noir 6″ x 6″ 1-1/2″

Abeille 6″ x 6″ 1-1/2″

Abeille 6″ x 6″ 1-1/2″

I have recently revamped my website completely and would love you to join me by filling out the contact form. By doing this you will be updated to my blog, newsletter, offerings, and discounts for future purchase etc. So please sign up here. All entries must be in by 12 midnight PT, Monday November 1st. I will be announcing the winner next Thursday, November 4th at 10:00 PT. I will send an email to the winner Tuesday, November 2nd. The winner will have 24 hours to respond back.

Rules, this giveaway is for subscribers from the US only. Paintings will be sent with no postage to the customer first class USPS. This giveaway will also be posted on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. You must be 18 years or older and live in the US to enter in this Giveaway.

Good luck and thank you so much for entering!


This Is An Exciting Time

November was a fantastic month! Why? Because I finally was able to see you in person. I had a wonderful Open Studio November 6-7th. This was Morgan Hill’s first Open Studio featuring 40 plus artists from Morgan Hill and Gilroy, CA. It was a great success.

Time Travel  36″ X 36″

Time Travel  36″ X 36″

I am sure you recall when I wrote about completing 120 abstract paintings, starting on November 2019 and ending March 2020. (Source: One Hundred and Twenty Abstracts) The goal for creating these were to become familiar with abstraction. Little did I know that this would be a catalyst for another successful and productive time for me. In January 2021, I decided to take twelve of the best studies from the 120 abstracts and enlarge them to 36” x 36”. The series is called Twelve of Twelve (Source: Evolution Of An Artist Series) All Twelve paintings were produced on Arches oil paper with Cold Wax and oil, plus mixed media.

I am excited to say that I completed the Twelve of Twelve series on September 14th. It is with great satisfaction, that not only did I complete this challenging project, but that they also came out beautifully. They are now being mounted on 1-1/2” cradled panels for my upcoming shows.


Open Studio Event

I am having an Open Studio in my home, November 6th and 7th between 10 p.m. to 4 p.m.  You are all invited. The second show will be by invitation only at Cordevalle Country Club, Saturday, December 4th. If you are serious about finding a piece for your home, please let me know if you would like to go to the latter.

As I mentioned, this goal put me in a mode of productivity. I decided to redo my website entirely. With lots of help, I do believe that I now have a website that has fulfilled my dreams. I hope that you find it as amazing as I do. I would love for you to subscribe to my website for future notifications and information.

My next blog will be a notification on how to win a free painting or two, if you subscribe to my website. More will be announced in the next week or two. All subscribers old and new will have a chance to win.

I would love to see you at my Open Studio, I hopefully will have time to do a demo. You will also be able see and purchase many new creations.

Contact me personally on my website, and I will send you physical invitation. Thank you!