Buddy Program Flag Project

Mentoring at-risk children is at the core of Janet’s out-of-the-box "good karma" business model. As a feral child, Janet looked to influential mentors as spirit guides and for reassurance in a insecure world. Using the unique creations from her art workshops, Janet assembles one-of-a-kind pieces of art that are auctioned off, earning much needed funds for after-school programs and excursions with nature and the fine arts.

How Did You Do That?
An Interview with Janet Roberts

Unlocked by Ellen Fondiler

You’re a full-time artist. You support yourself financially through your artwork. For many people, this is the ultimate dream! Tell us how you found your way into this work.

As a young girl, I didn’t have the fearlessness to be the artist I wanted to be, so I chose work alongside the artists I admired rather than being “one of them.” This led to a 20-year career in art history, first working at The Detroit Institute of The Arts, then at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and then a career as an art buyer, representing contemporary painters in a small gallery I operated.  READ MORE


Creating Art for Good

Monterey County Women of Philanthropy
by Lisa Crawford Watson

Janet Roberts stands at the easel, in front of a wall or over the canvas on the floor in her stable-turned-studio, with her palette knife, spatula, broom or gloved hand, and gives texture and color to her feelings. The artist-writer-equestrienne-mother-grandmother-wise woman-warrior is, first and foremost, an encourager.

"I see it as my sole human obligation to give a hand up, to applaud a person's small accomplishments," says Roberts, "and to constantly and always see the good in what others achieve, attempt and manifest."  READ MORE

Wonder Women

CVLUX California Vibe

Women in the design industry have always been a force to be reckoned with. Fearless style, bold choices, strong shapes, vibrant colors, and every combination thereof, are informing current trends.

Now, more than ever, the power of a woman’s strong point of view is being exhibited in furniture, lighting, art, and every other aspect of visual media. It is an attitude that cannot, and will not, be ignored.

The allure of powerful women has been sought after, celebrated, and captured in the arts. Women continue to raise their voices to champion each other and to create beauty, style, and elegance in the world.  READ MORE