Featured Artist Jeanette Montero

Explore the enchanting portfolio of artist Jeanette Montero, whose delightful mixed media creations celebrate the joyous essence of life. Visit her website for more.


mixed media art with butterfly by Jeanette Montero

“Wandering Traveler” mixed media on canvas panel, 8″ x 8″


I am an art supply addict. There, I said it. Aside from actually making art, nothing makes me happier than to discover new art supplies.


floral mixed media painting by Jeanette Montero

“Just Me and My Thoughts” mixed media on canvas panel, 8″ x 8″


There is also the thrill of finding new ways to use old supplies or materials that aren’t traditionally used for art making such as Q-tips, bathroom cleaner and firepit glass. So much fun! For this reason, I call myself a mixed media artist.


Nature-inspired mixed media painting

“A Quiet Moment” mixed media on canvas panel, 8″ x 8″


Using materials in different ways on different surfaces is what makes my work uniquely mine. That and the collaboration between me and the spontaneous movement of paint or ink, which I like to call The Dance, allows me to respond to what is happening on the canvas rather than trying to control every aspect of it. The results are wildly unpredictable but visually more dynamic and exciting.


nature art painting with bear image by Jeanette Montero

“On the Move” mixed media collage on wood panel, 36″ x 36″ x 1.5″


Often asked if it is hard to find inspiration, the answer is a resounding no. No matter where I am or what I’m doing, I find inspiration in the simplest of things.


Botanical mixed media art by Jeanette Montero

“Tangerine Moon” mixed media on canvas panel, 8″ x 8″


From the shapes of leaves, the wrinkles on an elephant’s skin, the colorful wings of a butterfly, to the vibrant hues of a Hawaiian sunset—these natural wonders provide me with an endless source of creative inspiration.


Ethereal mixed media painting of a bear and tree by Jeanette Montero

“Shootin’ the Breeze” mixed media collage on wood panel, 36″ x 36″ x 1.5″


My artwork always features bright colors, patterns, and textures because I want to convey a joyful interpretation of God’s creativity.


Floral mixed media painting by Jeanette Montero

“Through the Icy Lotus Field” mixed media, 8″ x 8″


I create paintings to express my thankfulness for the blessings in my life, and to spread happiness to others who see them. Even when things are tough, I believe that focusing on joy and gratitude can make a big difference. I hope that my art inspires others to feel the same way.


Colorful floral mixed media painting by Jeanette Montero

“My Curious Mind” mixed media on canvas panel, 8″ x 8″


The act of creating art is a reflection of life, with all its emotional ups and downs. Life is hard and it can be messy.  When I am painting, I experience a range of emotions like joy, frustration, triumphs, tragedies, feelings of failure, and elation, all of which are part of life.


mixed media art bear in the woods

“Bear in Woods” mixed media Collage on wood panel, 36″ x 36″ x 1.5″


I know that if I push through despite the setbacks, I will ultimately produce something meaningful, even if it’s not always beautiful, as long as I don’t give up. This parallel between painting and life is filled with hope.


Artist Jeanette Montero with her work

Artist Jeanette Montero with her work


I enjoy the whole process and pray that my art speaks to people, allowing them to connect with the emotions buried within the layers, hidden beneath the pretty colors.


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