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Jeanette Bishop continues Art is Ageless® winning streak

Jeanette Bishop can’t remember exactly how long she’s been entering PMMA’s Art is Ageless® juried art competition, but it seems like every year she has, she’s won an award.

“Every year, I think I’m not going to win and then I’m shocked,” said Jeanette.

Most recently, her colored pencil drawing, “Butterfly on a Flower,” was named a masterpiece-level winner and was featured on a spread within the 2022 Art is Ageless® calendar.

Jeanette began dabbling in art more than 30 years ago when a change in environment prompted her to take up a new hobby.

“I had recently moved to Farmington and needed something to do, so that’s one reason I took up painting,” said Jeanette.

Initially, Jeanette took classes in oil and acrylics, but she attributes her development as an artist to fellow Art is Ageless honoree, Vada Galvan.

“Vada and I go to the same church and were friends,” said Jeanette. “She was teaching and one day I asked if I could join her group and that was probably 15 years ago.”

Through Vada, Jeanette began experimenting with other mediums including colored pencils and Genesis paints, which are similar to oils but require the use of a heat gun to dry.

Jeanette calls art her “therapy,” and while she enjoys having her work recognized through Art is Ageless, she says she also just enjoys seeing the work created by other seniors.

“I enjoy entering my paintings at Presbyterian Manor as we are able to view other painters’ work and this inspires me to keep painting,” said Jeanette.

And Jeanette encourages others to enter Art is Ageless because, as she says, “it’s just something that makes you happy.”

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