Janis Kirstein is a Visual Artist as well as a writer. Her visual art includes painting, photography, sculpture and her writing includes short stories, children's stories with her own illustrations, and poetry.
She was included in the first International Nano Art Exhibit in Finland. This was an exhibit of artists working with electron microscope images as a basis for creative exploration.
She has also exhibited her work in Japan, South Korea, Spain, Peru and Austria, as well as in many places all over the United States.
She has taught Visual art at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Indiana University , University of Louisville and Kentucky State and now currently teaches at Western Hills High School in Frankfort, Kentucky.
Janis began writing professionally in 1979 when she was the Art Critic for the Courier-Journal newspaper in Louisville, Kentucky.