When working in the UK and just spending holidays in Moraira she remembers how difficult it was either storing or transporting materials backwards and forwards and yet wanting desperately to spend her holiday time just painting!

She has experience of all types of painting mediums, including watercolour, acrylic and pastel, but she mainly paints in oils.

Janet is a retired pensions manager, a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute (FPMI), who spent over 40 years in the UK pensions industry managing and providing consultancy advice to some of the UK’s largest Pension schemes. (including the AA, Unilever, British Gas and MMC)

She started to paint in the early 90s, and took an art foundation course, whilst implementing major pension legislation.

 She regularly donates paintings for sale in aid of “New Ways” charity, providing aid, mainly in Africa but also in Spain too.

She is a member of ‘Artists Unlimited’ based in Moraira. For the last 6 years has been taking lessons with professional artist Julia Evans at the Arthouse, in Benidoleig, whom she credits with raising the level of her work up a notch or three.
 
Janet JASPER FPMI, is a retired pensions manager who spent over 40 years in the UK pensions industry, over 20 of which were at executive level, managing and providing consultancy advice to some of the UK’s largest Pension schemes. (including the AA, Group Bull(now Steria), Unilever, BG and Marsh McLennan).
 
She took professional examinations and became an Associate of the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) and was subsequently invited to become a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute; at that time an invitation that had been made to fewer than 50 femaies since the Institute was formed.
 
She has been married (to the same man, Alan!) for 45 years and has two fabulous children, (a doctor and a science teacher); three wonderful granddaughters and a grandson on the way. Her painting of the Bluebell Wood is from a memory of where she and Alan went for walks when they were at school together, and had no money to go to the cinema or to the bowling alley!
 
She started to paint in the early 90s, and took an art foundation course, whilst implementing major pension legislation. Her passion for painting has increased over the years and far from ‘winding down’ in retirement, she now paints everyday.
 
Since starting to paint she has regularly donated paintings for sale in aid of “New Ways” charity, www.newways.org.uk providing aid, mainly in Africa but in other countries too including Spain. This charity is promoted by a friend, Angela Docherty; an Investment Manager. The charity makes sure that expenses taken are kept to a minimum resulting in over 90% of funds raised going directly to the intended recipients, some of the worlds poorest people.
 
For the last 6 years Janet has been taking painting lessons with professional artist Julia Evans at the Arthouse, in Benideleig, whom she credits with raising the level of her work up a notch or three! She also belongs to a local group of artists, ‘Artists Unlimited’