About the Artist

I am a mother of one in her early 50's. I have been married for 29 years. I enjoy going to craft shows and shopping, lots of shopping. :) I paint because I enjoy it and for relaxation. I live in Virginia Beach, VA and have been in the same house for 28 years. I work in the mortgage industry as an Mortgage Loan Administrator. I attend Kempsville Baptist Church. I have a dog, Casey (Lhaso-Apso) she is such a joy. My son made me this web site and I am so very proud of him. Thanks Robbie!

-Janelle Harrell

Many Skills and Talents Offered

I started taking lessons from my boss's wife 28 years ago for a year and a half. My usual amount of plates painted per week is about four or five. I use oil-based paints and I have my own kiln to fire the plates in. I buy plates from just about anywhere as long as it is white china. I not only paint plates, but other porcelain items as well. I paint pictures of flowers, fruit, holiday items, and my favorite plates to paint are dogwoods and dasies. Holiday plates are fun to do as well. I've sold plates for birthday presents, christmas presents, and just misc. gifts. If you know someone who likes a certain item, it is nice to be able to get a plate painted for them as a more personal gift. Each plate gets fired three to four times for depth and shading. I go to china painting conferences about once every three to four years (when they are in the area) to by supplies and china. Please take a look at the plates currently available for sale and you can always contact me if you have any questions.