Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Visual Artist, Mixed/Multi Media
Janice is a contemporary mixed media artist who works from her studio at Welch Street Studios in North Vancouver. She exhibits her work regularly in juried and group exhibitions throughout the Vancouver area and is a signature member and awarded artist at the Canadian Federation of Artists Gallery on Granville Island. She is also a regular participant in the North Shore Art Crawl, the NVA Art Rental Program. Her work has been sold to collectors throughout Canada and the US, the UK, Italy and Germany. Janice has been working as serious visual artist since 1994 but creativity has always been a constant in her life. She began her career in broadcasting and advertising where she worked as an advertising copywriter. After her children were born, she went back to school to seek training in interior design and worked to develop a successful residential interior design business. When she is not working with design clients or making a beautiful mess in her studio, she enjoys music, food, photography and spending time in the outdoors.
North Vancouver, British Columba, Canada
Samples of my work
I am a curious artist. Discovery and risk-taking are an important part of my creative process. My work most often begins unplanned – a playful and expressive exploration of shape, line and colour. Experimenting with materials - acrylic and oil paints, beeswax, collage elements and other mixed media – I move back and forth between spontaneous, intuitive mark-making and intention that is gently guided by my design background. I liken my creative process to a dance or visual call and response...the act of continually altering and adjusting continues until the painting tells me it is complete. I focus on creating work that feels authentic and joyful. I am inspired by many things - nature, music, surfaces impacted by time and human hands are some to name a few. My art practice has much to teach me about life, and about myself, and so I continue to learn and evolve, creating unique abstract narratives with marks, colour and texture.