Self Portrait by Janet Manalo

Self Portrait

Janet Manalo

Contemporary Artwork



Manipulated Abstracts
Inspired by Nature & the 2 a.m. Muses


Manipulated Realism
Inspired by Nature & Humanity

Manipulated Abstracts
Inspired by Nature
About the Artist
Manipulated Realism
Inspired by Nature
Manipulated Abstracts
Inspired by 2 a.m. Muses
Manipulated Realism
Inspired by Humanity


About the Artist


This web site provides a glimpse of the work that has been created in my office and studio. Please contact me if you have questions about my art methods or sales.

My artistry is expressed through the manipulation of various media. I enjoy the evolution of creativity that comes from experimentation. I am learning to let playful results influence the next step, which is liberating. Releasing expectations has led me to discover the unintended.

The richness of mixed-media can be found in my manipulated canvas pieces. These works encompass canvases that have been woven, pleated, slashed, or layered.

I consider northern California my home after having lived in southern California, Maryland, and Germany and having traveled throughout Europe and parts of the US. I earned a BS in Design from the University of California Davis.

I also enjoy the collaborative process. Poet Suzanne Bruce and I exhibit our interdisciplinary work at We have published two books which feature our ekphrastic expressions. We frequently have workshops and events that explore the process of ekphrasis. I am also a member of the ArtDivas; our collective work is available at

Yoga also influences my life; I have been a student of Iyengar asanas since 1990 and have been pursuing the goals of meditation since the 1980's.


November 16- January 7, 2018, Norcal Regional Juried Art Show, Fairfield, CA

September 26, Art & Poetry Workshop, Jessel Miller Gallery, Napa, CA

May 2, Ekphrastic Poetry, Benicia, CA

April 22, Art & Poetry on eARTh Day , DaDas Art Gallery Boutique, Folsom, CA

January 13-Feb.25, The Art of Ekphrasis, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA


Fairfield Suisun Visual Arts Association - Solano Town Center Gallery, Fairfield, CA
Vacaville Art League and Art Gallery, Vacaville, CA

Since the 1990's, I have been exhibiting in the art communities of Benicia, Crockett, Davis, Fairfield, Folsom, Napa, Roseville, Sacramento, St. Helena and Vacaville.


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