Nepean Fine Arts League Spring Show, Ottawa ON
Manotick Art Assoc Spring Show, Manotick ON
Navan Fine Arts Show, Navan ON
Art & Craft in the Square, Manotick ON.
Art in the Park, Cumberland ON.
Glebe Fine Arts Show, Ottawa ON
Expressions of Art, Carp ON
"Seven Artistic Visions", Wall Space Gallery Orleans, ON
Amherst Train Station Artisan Gallery, Amherst N.S.
Working in oils and acrylics, Janis paints the natural environment, still life and florals using vibrant colour and texture.
Painting from life, studies and her photos, Janis uses brush and painting knife to bring her paintings to life. She also enjoys painting en plein air on Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia and loves energy it gives her work.
Born and raised in Nova Scotia,many of Janis's paintings reflect the love of water and the seaside. A love of art and nature has always been a part of her life.
Janis worked in Lab Technology in Halifax N.S .and Saint John N.B. before moving to Ottawa where she expressed her creative side and graduated in Interior Design. Since then she has been involved in independent studies, classes, workshops and plein air painting for the past 19 years. Janis has been participating in group and solo shows since 2002.
I strive to depict Ithe natural landscape in its moods and seasons. I paint and sketch in the great outdoors and try to bring into my studio work the energy and freshness of plein air work. My paintings explore the beauty of the Canadian landscape, lush flowers and still lifes.