Janelle's Storey - Janelle Anakotta Art

What inspired the name of your business? 
I tried several different names for my art business, which all seemed so forced! I like just my name. Nice and simple and easy to remember. 


What is the story behind why you started your business?
I have always loved art. Of course it was my favorite subject in school! I actually started painting cartoon characters and giving them away as gifts. Nature art was always a passion too but I was never confident enough to try and sell them. When I finally started to sell online and one person bought one, I was so excited that someone out there loved my art enough to purchase. Then it just went from there. I love making people happy with my art. I get energized from it.


What is the dream that you wish to fund through your business? 
I wish to just continue to create and make people happy with my art. I know that’s probably everyone’s dream with having their own business but that truly makes me happy and motivates me. 

What are you most proud of about your business? 
I am the most proud of the fact that I do everything on my own! Of course I have had a lot of people give me their valuable input over the years but I do everything myself and so proud I am able to do that.

How have your grown as a person as a result of your business? 
I have learned so much over the years growing my art business. I have weeded through trying to figure out the “non creative business side” of being a working artist. It has been tough and sometimes defeating but I never have given up!

What difference does your art make in your life? And your familiy’s life? 
Art simply makes me happy. I work full time in a bank and it can be stressful. Even though its my full time job, art is my full time passion. I can’t wait to get home and create.

If you could say one thing to the person that buys and/or enjoys your art, what would it be?
I hope that my art brings you joy and tranquility.