Monica Janes Fine Art

Monica Janes. Based in Verona, NJ, US.

  • 7 awards won
  • 792 comments made
  • 9307 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 1
  • editor pick 6

About Monica Janes Fine Art

Hello! I am a contemporary fine artist creating paintings in an Abstract Expressionistic style. I specialize in modern, original artwork and am most known for my paintings filled with rich colors and energetic brushstrokes. I also enjoy photography as another means of visual exploration and expression. I find inspiration in the patterns and colors of everyday life and am beyond thrilled to be able to pursue my creative passions on a full time basis. https://www.monicajanesfineart.com/

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Kristiina Almy on Nov 12 2018
Kristiina Almy
  • Minted May 13, 2014
  • 3 Awards
  • 228 Comments made
  • 1203 Votes cast

Hi Monica, Thank you for liking my submission, Abstract Color Waves, to the latest art challenge! Best wishes to you, Kristiina

Kristiina Almy on Nov 10 2018
Kristiina Almy
  • Minted May 13, 2014
  • 3 Awards
  • 228 Comments made
  • 1203 Votes cast

Hi Monica, Thank you for liking my submission, Abstract Passages III, to the latest art challenge! Best wishes to you, Kristiina

Tanya Lee Design on Nov 09 2018
Tanya Lee Design
  • Minted Apr 2, 2018
  • 7 Awards
  • 337 Comments made
  • 1845 Votes cast

Hi Monica--Thanks for liking my Scathed design. I truly appreciate it. It means a lot to me coming from you with so many beautiful designs!

Becca Wildsmith on Nov 09 2018
Becca Wildsmith
  • Minted Nov 2, 2018
  • 20 Comments made
  • 214 Votes cast

Hi, Monica! Thank you so much for the like and encouragement! Love your work, too!

Amy Hall on Nov 08 2018
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 21 Awards
  • 777 Comments made
  • 6256 Votes cast

Hi Monica, Thank you for the likes:-) I appreciate it. Best of luck with your work!

Bethania Lima on Feb 15 2017
Bethania Lima
  • Minted Jun 24, 2012
  • 50 Awards
  • 2471 Comments made
  • 19290 Votes cast

Hi Monica. Thank you for the like on "Layers of green". Good luck on the challenge too!

Corinne Aelbers on Feb 08 2017
Corinne Aelbers
  • Minted Jan 1, 2016
  • 4 Awards
  • 949 Comments made
  • 3509 Votes cast

Monica, Thank you for you like of my sketch in the West Elm challenge. Best of luck with all your entries in 2017. - Corinne

Courtney Crane on Feb 04 2017
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 13 Awards
  • 3645 Comments made
  • 58807 Votes cast

Hi Monica, Thanks for the likes on my MWE entries. You have such gorgeous entries! Dreamer, just completely captures me. I've so enjoyed seeing some of your new style of painting in IG! Keep it up! Best of luck! Courtney

Neeta Sawhney on Feb 03 2017
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 11 Awards
  • 3251 Comments made
  • 18858 Votes cast

Hi there Monica thanks so much for all the likes and support you have always been there and it means so much. Your work i hope you know inspires you are good in all different mediums.

Robert Deem on Feb 02 2017
Robert Deem
  • Minted Feb 3, 2016
  • 4 Awards
  • 1110 Comments made
  • 31771 Votes cast

Hello Monica, I enjoy your WE5 entries very much especially your abstracts. Thank you for your likes on "Apple Cat" and "Piaggio Sublime" they're much appreciated. Best of luck to you! -Robert

Amy Gray on Jan 31 2017
Amy Gray
  • Minted Feb 22, 2012
  • 9 Awards
  • 165 Comments made
  • 28987 Votes cast

Thanks for the like! Your work is gorgeous!

Neeta Sawhney on Jan 26 2017
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 11 Awards
  • 3251 Comments made
  • 18858 Votes cast

Thanks so much Monica. Appreciate the support and likes. Wishing you all the best with your really nice paintings and photographs as well.

Smile Peace Love on Jan 22 2017
Smile Peace Love
  • Minted Feb 13, 2014
  • 34 Awards
  • 876 Comments made
  • 81748 Votes cast

Thanks Monica for your support. As always I love every single thing you've shared so far. Cant wait to go through and find all of them.

Courtney Crane on Jul 25 2016
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 13 Awards
  • 3645 Comments made
  • 58807 Votes cast

Monica, thank you for the likes. I really enjoy your bright palette and moody photography. Best of luck!

Debra Pruskowski on Jul 21 2016
Debra Pruskowski
  • Minted Dec 19, 2012
  • 14 Awards
  • 965 Comments made
  • 13436 Votes cast

Monica, thank you for the recent likes! Your entries are beautiful - best wishes!

Neeta Sawhney on Jul 21 2016
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 11 Awards
  • 3251 Comments made
  • 18858 Votes cast

thanks for the likes monica all the best to you as well

Sadie Holden on Jul 20 2016
Sadie Holden
  • Minted Nov 12, 2009
  • 8 Awards
  • 147 Comments made
  • 2253 Votes cast

Hi Monica! Thank you so much for the likes on my paintings! It is very much appreciated! Your work is beautiful! Best to you in the challenge! :)

Angela Thompson on Jul 20 2016
Angela Thompson
  • Minted Sep 24, 2011
  • 126 Awards
  • 627 Comments made
  • 4612 Votes cast

Hi Monica, thanks so much, I actually liked the contrast with that shot too! Your photos are beautiful - winters beauty is so peaceful

Dunia Nalu on Jul 20 2016
Dunia Nalu
  • Minted May 3, 2015
  • 2 Awards
  • 103 Comments made
  • 264 Votes cast

Thanks for your like, your designs are great, good luck!

Karen Kaul on Jul 18 2016
Karen Kaul
  • Minted Dec 10, 2010
  • 26 Awards
  • 1167 Comments made
  • 18494 Votes cast

You have some great entries! Glad you're getting them in just in time. Good luck with your computer issues. :)

Jan Kessel on Jul 18 2016
Jan Kessel
  • Minted May 15, 2014
  • 20 Awards
  • 1424 Comments made
  • 10339 Votes cast

Hi Monica, thanks for the lovely note. I love the new work you've put up, just beautiful.

Pooja Pittie on Jul 15 2016
Pooja Pittie
  • Minted Jul 8, 2015
  • 6 Awards
  • 328 Comments made
  • 25262 Votes cast

Hi Monica, thank you for the like and sweet comment on "Tropical Coral Reef"!

Neeta Sawhney on Jun 22 2016
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 11 Awards
  • 3251 Comments made
  • 18858 Votes cast

thanks for the like Monica all the best to you in the challenges

Jan Kessel on Jun 22 2016
Jan Kessel
  • Minted May 15, 2014
  • 20 Awards
  • 1424 Comments made
  • 10339 Votes cast

Hi Monica, thanks for taking the time to look, like and comment on my entries:)) I value your comments:)) Good luck !!

Susan Asbill on May 11 2016
Susan Asbill
  • Minted Jun 6, 2011
  • 161 Awards
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You are welcome & thanks so much! Best of luck!!

Marta Berk on May 10 2016
Marta Berk
  • Minted Oct 3, 2013
  • 13 Awards
  • 543 Comments made
  • 3553 Votes cast

Hi Monica, thanks for liking my entry "Mistletoe Frame", appreciate the support :)

Neeta Sawhney on May 06 2016
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 11 Awards
  • 3251 Comments made
  • 18858 Votes cast

thanks for the like and hope that you do really well. It really means so much

Debb W on May 06 2016
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 13 Awards
  • 8600 Comments made
  • 104923 Votes cast

Hi Monica, thank you for the kind note. I appreciate it. : ) Your Peaceful Greetings is awesome!

Kelly Schmidt on May 05 2016
Kelly Schmidt
  • Minted Jun 18, 2014
  • 159 Awards
  • 1714 Comments made
  • 6753 Votes cast

Thank you for the sweet words about my work, Monica! You've got some great entries, wishing you the best of luck in the holiday challenges! :)

Shannon on May 04 2016
Shannon
  • Minted May 20, 2013
  • 23 Awards
  • 2294 Comments made
  • 18291 Votes cast

Thanks so much for the like Monica :) – super encouraging. Your work is so lovely and bright, perfect for the holidays!

Judith Moderacki on Mar 09 2016
Judith Moderacki
  • Minted Jan 11, 2015
  • 1 Award
  • 22 Comments made
  • 14265 Votes cast

Hi, Monica, Thanks so much for liking my "You Can Zig But Can You Zag". Combining my drawings with digital color is new for me so any feedback is so appreciated. Sorry it's taken me so long to thank you but better late than never. Good luck with all your work too!

Snow and Ivy on Mar 01 2016
Snow and Ivy
  • Minted Mar 7, 2010
  • 241 Awards
  • 3382 Comments made
  • 22456 Votes cast

Hey Monica! Thanks so much for your note, it was so sweet of you to take the time to message me - (sorry this response is SO delayed) - it made my day to see your comment about my calligraphy!! I've had so much fun practicing :) Best of luck to you in the challenges!!

Monique Soranno on Feb 22 2016
Monique Soranno
  • Minted Aug 3, 2013
  • 1 Award
  • 331 Comments made
  • 10027 Votes cast

Thanks for the like on my little monster guy Monica! Good luck in the challenges :)

Lori Wemple on Feb 18 2016
Lori Wemple
  • Minted Nov 19, 2011
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Happy to help!! Buzz me any time :) good luck!

Lori Wemple on Feb 17 2016
Lori Wemple
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I'm not sure you need the type... I think it works ok without it; just my opinion though :)

Lori Wemple on Feb 17 2016
Lori Wemple
  • Minted Nov 19, 2011
  • 525 Awards
  • 5214 Comments made
  • 20041 Votes cast

Oh Monica, your paintings are GORGEOUS! You are so talented!! I wish I could paint! I struggle with submitting illustrations to Minted as well; sometimes i get lucky but I have a lot of duds :) Keep working at it, it takes time! And definitely keep painting - I would buy so many of them in a heartbeat! <3

Snow and Ivy on Feb 15 2016
Snow and Ivy
  • Minted Mar 7, 2010
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  • 22456 Votes cast

Hi Monica!! Thank you so much for you kind words! They made my day :) So glad you liked the card (and the envelope!!). Happy New Year!! xo

Jan Kessel on Feb 11 2016
Jan Kessel
  • Minted May 15, 2014
  • 20 Awards
  • 1424 Comments made
  • 10339 Votes cast

Hi Monica:) Thanks for the support on my entries, esp the Zoo series! I appreciate the feedback! YES, I think your winter shot can be entered. They did ask for landscapes, and one of the things people love about snow days is the beauty and quiet of it all, and your photo perfectly expresses that. You get 30 entries, so you can if you want to. As to how to enter your 2nd pic in the comments section, you write something, ie:"here is the photo without type", and then "click to add photo"-add that photo, then make it the "top comment."That's what minted artists suggested I do in another challenge, in a similar situation. Hope that helps:))

Amy Hall on Feb 10 2016
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 21 Awards
  • 777 Comments made
  • 6256 Votes cast

Monica, thank you for the like on Summer walk and Urban Blocks! I appreciate it. Your work is fantastic. I really like Inside the Wave and Chili Peppers.

Joecel Grace D. Codera on Feb 07 2016
Joecel Grace D. Codera
  • Minted Oct 21, 2014
  • 153 Comments made
  • 225 Votes cast

Hello there Monica! Thank you for liking my 'strobes' It is much appreciated! Goodluck to us all! :)

Bethania Lima on Jan 31 2016
Bethania Lima
  • Minted Jun 24, 2012
  • 50 Awards
  • 2471 Comments made
  • 19290 Votes cast

Hi, Monica. Thank you so much for the very much appreciated like on "Intensity2". All the best with the lovely entries of yours!

Arezo Design Studio on Jan 28 2016
Arezo Design Studio
  • Minted Dec 3, 2012
  • 1 Award
  • 45 Comments made
  • 67 Votes cast

Thank you Monica for the nice comments. I love the colors and the composition on your paintings. They are beautiful. Good luck to you as well.

Suzanne DeVicaris on Jan 28 2016
Suzanne DeVicaris
  • Minted May 20, 2015
  • 33 Comments made
  • 6243 Votes cast

Thank you for your kind comments. Good luck to you too!

Jan Kessel on Jan 27 2016
Jan Kessel
  • Minted May 15, 2014
  • 20 Awards
  • 1424 Comments made
  • 10339 Votes cast

Hi Monica, your work is looking gorgeous!! Thanks for all the likes

Renee Anne on Jan 27 2016
Renee Anne
  • Minted Aug 9, 2014
  • 10 Awards
  • 444 Comments made
  • 10915 Votes cast

Thank you so much for your like on my submission! I love how bright and bold your work is! All the best to you!

Gwen Bedat on Jan 27 2016
Gwen Bedat
  • Minted Sep 1, 2014
  • 65 Awards
  • 854 Comments made
  • 158420 Votes cast

Monica, you are so welcome, no need to thank me! Your work is beautiful! Best of luck for the West Elm challenge, Gwen.

Karen Kaul on Jan 24 2016
Karen Kaul
  • Minted Dec 10, 2010
  • 26 Awards
  • 1167 Comments made
  • 18494 Votes cast

Thank you for the comment on my palm prints. I wasn't completely sure how I felt about them, so it's nice to get your feedback.

Karen Kaul on Jan 24 2016
Karen Kaul
  • Minted Dec 10, 2010
  • 26 Awards
  • 1167 Comments made
  • 18494 Votes cast

Monica, you're very talented and I'm enjoying being part of this Minted community with you!

Jennifer Ritterman on Jan 24 2016
Jennifer Ritterman
  • Minted Jan 9, 2016
  • 52 Comments made
  • 6742 Votes cast

Thank you for your comment on my lake photo. It sure means a lot to me! Your gallery is so lovely and unique. Best wishes, Jen

Courtney Crane on Jan 23 2016
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 13 Awards
  • 3645 Comments made
  • 58807 Votes cast

Hi Monica, thank you for the feedback and likes. I appreciate and value your imput! Best to you! Courtney

Emine Ortega on Jan 16 2016
Emine Ortega
  • Minted Jan 28, 2014
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  • 1222 Votes cast

Thank you so much for your kind words! Good luck to you too on the challenge! : )

Courtney Crane on Jan 13 2016
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 13 Awards
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  • 58807 Votes cast

Monica, thank you for the like on Grand Star! I always enjoy seeing your work...you have such a beautiful eye! Best of luck!

Kristin Healy on Nov 21 2015
Kristin Healy
  • Minted Dec 5, 2009
  • 2 Comments made
  • 4990 Votes cast

Hi Monica, Thanks for liking my Classic Check invitation in the challenge. It's my first entry and it's exciting to get that first like back. Good luck in the challenge - it looks like you've already won several! Best, Kristin Healy

Pine Street Creative on Nov 19 2015
Pine Street Creative
  • Minted Nov 24, 2012
  • 71 Awards
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  • 30089 Votes cast

Hey There! Thanks for your feedback and comments too. It's always a wonderful feeling when someone likes your work and sometimes we do not praise each other enough as we get caught up in our daily routines ;) As for the 15 about 5 of those were not really completed. Was hoping to get to it Tuesday night, but since it was our oldests b-day I did not get through all the desired revisions. I tried ;) Enjoy the holidays and good luck in this challenge!!

Carol Fazio on Nov 18 2015
Carol Fazio
  • Minted Jun 23, 2011
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and hesitated because of the timing! good luck!

Naomi Ernest on Nov 17 2015
Naomi Ernest
  • Minted Dec 31, 2011
  • 24 Awards
  • 1879 Comments made
  • 11821 Votes cast

Good luck in the wedding invitation challenge, Monica! You've got some solid entries! I love good design, but I have never even attempted to enter a stationery challenge. I just enjoy watching the lovely submissions flood in. :)

Nazia Hyder on Nov 16 2015
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
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Thank you Monica for your helpful comment on my Holiday Wedding design,I really appreciate it :)

Pine Street Creative on Nov 16 2015
Pine Street Creative
  • Minted Nov 24, 2012
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Usually 24 hours for stationery ;) So edit away ;) It is a wonderfully detailed design, just think it would benefit from filling in the top/bottom ;) I know how it is to feel rushed as I have 4 kiddos!

Pine Street Creative on Nov 05 2015
Pine Street Creative
  • Minted Nov 24, 2012
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Hey Monica, Thanks for the feedback earlier today on my twirling rosette design. For some reason I missed making the outline on the left half of the silver design. Not sure what happened, but I'll fix when I submit the alternative colorways. Thanks for the feedback - appreciate it!

Jennifer Postorino on Nov 02 2015
Jennifer Postorino
  • Minted Dec 27, 2008
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no problem, monica :) hopefully something will "click" and the design will feel right soon! good luck!!!

Maria Hilas Louie on Oct 30 2015
Maria Hilas Louie
  • Minted May 18, 2012
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Thank you for your suggestion, Monica! I'll definilty shrink down the date! I appreciate the support.