Janet Baughman Encaustic Oil Originals

Janet Richardson-Baughman earned her BFA from Central Michigan University and received an MFA in ceramics from Indiana State University in 1977.

After graduation, she taught college and began her studio career. Continuing her ceramic work, she developed a series of elegant vessels, contemporary sculptures and large-scale handmade tile for the walls. "My work is architecturally influenced" says Richardson-Baughman, "my father was an architect and I grew up surrounded by line and shape". Her work is a sophisticated blend of form, color and rhythm and when creating a piece she "visualizes the lines and color as a poem in motion".

Janet expanded her media to include pastels, mixed media, collage and painting. Her work has been included in many exhibitions and galleries nationally. Her work has also been very successful in the corporate market, including custom commissions and is represented in many corporate and commercial settings.

Janet lives an idyllic existence with her artist/husband on the small horse farm where they also have their studio. They work together everyday, and for them it is the perfect partnership because they compliment one another so well.