Janet Bridgland is an artist/illustrator living in the Adelaide Hills with her family and other animals in a yellow cottage with blue shutters, set in a tangled garden inhabited by blue wrens, kookaburras, rosellas, lorikeets, corellas, galahs and cockatoos. She teaches life drawing and water colour painting, and her work may be seen on the Greenhill Galleris website.

She and her husband run a second hand bookshop called Back Pages Books, where she also exhibits her paintings and decorative ceramics.