Janet Malenfant is an artist who lives and works in Cambridge, MA. She has a background in both advertising and graphic design but her passion is painting. Janet’s artistic journey is a continually evolving one that has roots in graphic imagery but she also enjoys an interest in mixed media portraiture. This parallel pathway is part of an instinctual desire to try new things and explore creatively. Janet is inspired by vintage photography, nature, urban graffiti, museum trips, gallery openings, the energy of artist friends and art supplies inherited by an elderly neighbor. For the CSArt program, Janet is creating a series of abstract paintings inspired by nature, comprised of 6×6 individual wooden gesso boards.