Jannene Behl is a pastel artist residing in Ojai, California. She paints and teaches with her mentor Bert Collins since 1996. She has won many awards including The Jack Riceson/Unison Pastels “Best in Show 2004” in Pastel Journal Magazine; 1st place “Interior Landscape” The Artist Magazine 2008; and “Best of Show” in Westlake Art Guild Competition 2011.
Jannene is published in Best of New York – Impressions in Continuity; and In Pure Color: The Best of Pastels.
Jannene grew up in Pacific Palisades, California. She loves painting the California landscape and says “I am happy when someone wants to walk into the painting, they say they want to be there. I enjoy paintings that make people feel good and sometimes it feels like the piece is painting itself, that makes me really happy.”
“I stress the importance of composition, tonal value and proper balance of warm and cool color”.
Her work is shown at The Primavera Gallery in Ojai, California, the Village Frame & Gallery in Montecito, California, and the Ojai Valley Inn in Ojai, California. She is currently a member of The California Art Club, The Westlake Art Guild, The Ventura Pastel Artists, and The Ojai Studio Artists.