Janet earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The Cooper Union School of Art, NYC. She began her career illustrating books for Macmillan and Crown Publishers and later worked in design and advertising in New York City and Boston. She has been a fine art landscape painter for over two decades.
She currently lives on the north shore of Massachusetts with her husband, and fellow artist, Mike Dorsey. She is a juried member of the North Shore Arts Association, the Rockport Art Association & Museum, the Oil Painters of America, as well as a member of the Newburyport Art Association. Her oil and watercolor paintings are in the collection of both U.S. and European art buyers.