Born in Detroit, Michigan, Janet Sgro’s need for creative expression runs strong. Receiving her B.F.A. from the most influential art school in the country, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduate fuels a need to create visual beauty with an endless supply of inspirations. Using paint and pastel, she is able to surface her inner most thoughts, feelings and emotions, producing breathtaking pieces of art.
Her artwork is displayed in a variety of venues, including St. Johns Prairie Heart Institute’s Center For Living, Rhode Island’s Emerging Energy Acupuncture, The Sangamo Club and many other distinguished private art collections across the country. Janet also holds a U.S. Patent for an art piece that was mass-produced and sold over ten thousand units. In addition, her pieces have been exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions, including The Sullivan Galleries of Chicago, Illinois, Department of Transportation’s Fine Art Gallery and Chicago’s Randolph Street Gallery. Drawings and paintings are also sold and commissioned through the Janet Sgro Art & Design Co at Janetsgro.com.
Janet Sgro is a member of The Chicago Artist’s Coalition, The Springfield Art Association and The Pharmacy Art Space. She currently is teaching art classes to children at The Pharmacy with plans to expand. She lives with her husband and two children in the emerging art community of Springfield, Illinois.
My ideas are rooted in spirituality that surface through shape and color. My paintings and drawings have an underlying powerful foundation to them and hold deep meaning. Meditation and prayer encompass all of my creativity. In my current body of work, flowers have an inner glow to them that intrigues me and speaks of its magical life force. This life force is in each one of us, in all living things, and is a gift we have been given. I continue to create pieces about healing and enlightenment and am currently working on a series based on my grandmother’s prayer book from the 1920’s.