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Don't Bug Me By Janet Griffin-Scott

Janet Griffin-Scott was born in Toronto, but was raised in Midland, Ontario, where she had an outlet for her love of nature and the outdoors at an early age.

She owned and showed Thoroughbreds and Arabians, had a horse in the backyard, worked on a stud farm after school, and used to get in trouble with her teachers at school for drawing horses all over her notebooks!
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Don’t Bug Me By Janet Griffin-Scott

Janet Griffin-Scott was born in Toronto, but was raised in Midland, Ontario, where she had an outlet for her love of nature and the outdoors at an early age.

She owned and showed Thoroughbreds and Arabians, had a horse in the backyard, worked on a stud farm after school, and used to get in trouble with her teachers at school for drawing horses all over her notebooks!

She attended York University’s four-year graphic design/illustration/ photography program and started her own business after graduation, working as a freelance artist for several design studios and advertising agencies in downtown Toronto.

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After 10 years as a commercial artist, Griffin-Scott started an equine and wildlife art gallery and framing business in her home/studio. She published Equine Art News for five years, all the while organizing several equine art auctions and shows at Toronto’s Quarterama and the Royal Winter Fair. She has also shown her artwork at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit, Equitana (Ky.) at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Festival (N.Y.), the Cobourg Waterfront Festival, Art in the Park Uxbridge and Oshawa, and at the Great North East Wildlife Festival (N.Y.).

Her work has also appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and on greeting cards. Her com-
missioned portraits have been successful, with more than 200 completed portraits to date. She works with meticulous detail in acrylic, oil, pencil, pencil crayon, charcoal and pen-and-ink, but her favorite media is watercolor.

In 1999, Janet and her husband James realized a lifelong dream when they and their two children, Christie and Michael, moved  to a 10-acre farm in Port Hope, Ont., where they care for their own horses. Janet used to compete regularly in hunter, equitation and long distance competitive trail riding. She has time now to trail ride at the end of a busy day.

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