Janet Heinicke is one of those people who has always “made art”!

Beginning with childhood trips journeying along with her working mom, (who invited her to look at and enjoy the world of nature around her in eastern Indiana), then in adult life as an itinerant art teacher in a Mennonite school district in northeastern Indiana, and subsequently in life as a college art professor first in the Chicago suburbs and later in Iowa, the consistent focus for Heinicke has always been about “making” art and “telling” about art.

Today Heinicke continue to share her passion for “making” and “telling” with others. She feeds and nourishes this passion with studies derived from drawings of objects, buildings, and natural plant materials, sights seen on journeys abroad. Her travels have taken her to countries in Southeast Asia, such as China, Japan, Malaysia, and Thailand, and more recently to East Africa, and to Eastern Europe where she studied, taught and shared her work. Her work has been exhibited in Japan, in Tanzania, in the Ukraine and in Russia; in the states she is a frequent exhibitor and during her career Heinicke has created more than a hundred one person exhibits in venues stretching from New York to Arizona. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and in International Women of Distinction among other such biographical listings as well as the recipient of awards from Northern Illinois University and Wittenberg University.