Janene Grende was born and raised in Lewiston Idaho and moved north to Sandpoint area in 1974. She has painted for over 30 years. She paints in gouache (rhymes with wash). Gouache is a medium of watercolor-type pigments that are opaque. She also uses silk dyes on silk to create some very vivid paintings of horses, equestrians, cowgirls, and wildlife. When she is not painting she is most likely riding the trails of North Idaho on one of her horses. She also works with children and adults through the United States Pony Club, teaching them safe horse management and riding skills.