Janet Rofe studied Art Education at The Tasmanian School of Art, now UTAS. She then taught in Colleges in Tasmania and High Schools in Western Australia. She later completed a Teacher Librarianship degree at Edith Cowan University. While teaching, the creative focus was based on student development, instruction and education. Artistic pursuits were restricted to creating graphical images: posters, displays and educational materials. 12 years ago she returned to oil painting. This medium allows her to freely investigate the relationship between natural objects and their environment.