Janeen Mason works as a fine artist as well as an author and illustrator of children’s books. Her original paintings are collected by Burt Reynolds, Reba MacEntire, S. Kent Rockwell, and Evan Lloyd. She licenses her fine art worldwide, some of which have won international awards. In 2000 she received the National Award for Excellence in Communities for an interactive exhibit featuring the work of thirteen award winning children’s book illustrators. Janeen has illustrated two books for Dawn Publications: For Baby (For Bobbie) and Going Around the Sun: Some Planetary Fun.
Janeen serves as a Member of the Florida Arts Council, Chair of the Public Art Advisory Board, Illustrator Coordinator for Florida’s Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Children’s Book Council, Picture Book Artists Association, and past member of the board of directors of the Arts Council of Stuart and Martin County. Janeen is a popular at schools and conferences and an engaging guest on Public Radio and Television programs.
Janeen was awarded a United States Maritime Literature Award for her book, Ocean Commotion: SeaTurtles. “The Florida Arts Council consists of many talented and remarkable arts advocates and individual artists,” said Secretary of State Kurt S. Browning. “We are extremely proud of Janeen’s recent accomplishment in receiving this award, not only as a member of the Florida’s Arts Council, but as one of Florida’s many talented individual artists.”
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