Born in 1956 in Safford, Arizona, JaNeil Anderson was raised in nearby Duncan, on her parents’ farm on the Gila River. JaNeil has had the honor and privilege to have lived and worked on various cattle ranches in the Southwest. Firsthand experience with the cattle gathering and branding, as well ascooking for the cowhands has afforded JaNeil the opportunity to live, work and love the lifestyle of the American cowboy/cowgirl and rancher.
JaNeil earned a certificate in Basic Art Studies from Art Instruction Schools, Minneapolis, and was blessed with the opportunity to study under Cowboy Artist of America members James Reynolds and R.S. Riddick.
At the beginning of her career, JaNeil worked in pencil, then moved to pastels and now works in oils. Her intricate painting style, the fine details of oils and her appreciation for color allow her works to capture the moment in time. Coupled with her incredible artistic talents and her ability to capture the emotion of the moment, JaNeil creates art that is unique and refreshing.
JaNeil and her husband Walt reside on their third generation cattle ranch along the banks of the Gila River in southwest New Mexico.