Janet Pavone is a muralist and art teacher with 30 years experience. Janet studied at the School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Mass, before setting out on a life adventure to Nicaragua, where she joined other international artists at the Public Art School David Alfaro Siquieros in Managua.

At the school she met Argentinian artist Cecilia Herrero and British artist Daniel Hopewell and together they formed the Boanerges Cerrato Muralist Collective and were commissioned to paint many murals across the country.  She has also painted murals in Mexico, Germany, Cuba, the UK and the USA with members of the Collective or with other artists.

The Collective created the Children Muralism Workshops in 1987 in Managua and then transferred to Esteli in 1989. Over 25 years years later the Childrens Workshops/Funarte is still going strong, and many of the teachers and staff are the children who attended the very first workshops.  Janet continues to work as a consultant with Funarte in yearly 3 month visits to Esteli.

Janet with Dan Hopewell and painters fromFunarterestored the Quiabu' mural in January 2016.

Janet now lives in Brighton, England.