Janet was born in King Williams Town, South Africa in 1968. She holds a BA Fine Art degree from UCT and an MA in Fine Art from WITS University.
The recipient of a WITS University Council Postgraduate Scholarship (1996), WITS University Sports Council Bursary (1996), UCT Entrance Scholarship (1988) and a UCT Class Medal for Fine Art (1990), Janet has participated in several group exhibitions.
She has held five solo exhibitions:
Joburg, Kampala, Nampula, Paris, Johannesburg, 2012
Visiting Artist, Ivuka Arts Studio, Heaven Restaurant, Kigali, 2008
Motherhood and Apple Pythagorus, Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg, 2004
Between the Lines, Mind's-I Art Space, Pretoria, 2002
Icon and Index, African Window Museum, Pretoria, 2000
Janet has work represented in private and public collections, including those of:
WITS Art Museum, Johannesburg
Rutherford College, University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom
The South African Embassy, The Hague, Netherlands
The South African Institute of International Affairs, Johannesburg.
From 1995 to 2003 Janet worked as assistant to, and then as Slide Librarian in the History of Art Department at WITS University. She also taught on the Visual Literacy programme at WITS University. Since 2013 she has taught on the Thusano Sewing Programme at St Columbas Church, Parkview and has taught art at the Salvazione Christian School in Brixton, Johannesburg since 2014.
She is married to Greg Mills and together they have three children: Amelia, Beatrix and William.