Jeanette Drake

Jeanette’s love of watercolor comes from many years of visiting art festivals and always being drawn to watercolor paintings.  But it was not until her retirement in 2003 that she began taking drawing and botanical illustration classes in Miami and she discovered that she had a talent for painting in detail.   She continued those classes in Melbourne with Therese Ferguson, Jea Jea Trimble and Linda Neal.  Jea Jea greatly influenced her love of painting the local wildlife and tropical flowers.     


Jeanette is an active member of the Florida Watercolor Society, the Strawbridge Art League Inc., the North Brevard Art League and the Brevard Watercolor Society.  Jeanette also participates in the “art in public places” program courtesy of The Brevard Cultural Alliance.  Jeanette is honored to have her paintings as part of the permanent collections of Viera Hospital, Patrick Air Force Base Medical Center, the Orlando Health Heart Institute and the Cape Canaveral City Hall.