Janet L. Barnes is an artist living in Fairfield, California. She creates a majority of her artworks at the Lawler Gallery / Studio that is located in Suisun City, California. Barnes has always titled herself as a self-taught artist. The use of various colors has been with her since her early childhood. Barnes is influenced by the passion of her grammar and high school art instructors who shaped her love for art in the largest form, murals. The concept of designing on a much larger scale gave her the talent of being able to design completely without question. The first draft is the only draft, and the first draft is just how she envisioned it.