Janet Fryer was born in Cape Town in 1964. She graduated from the Port Elizabeth Technikon, now part of the Nelson Mandela Metropol University, in 1988. Although an apt draftsman, able to work comfortably with most mediums, her chosen and most perfected is without a doubt that of painting in oils.Having based her thesis on light and colour and, as a young artist, drawing inspiration from the French colourists, historically known as The Impressionists, her love of oil paints comes as no surprise.