North Saanich, Canada
Mixed Media - Mixed Media/acrylic
A number of years ago I wanted to express more texture in my work and so explored a variety of non-traditional materials such as plaster combo�s, combing tools, palette knives etc to add further visual excitement. The beautiful African ladies are so fascinating to me as a subject I ended up doing a series of African inspired portraits. Mixed media. The background was done on hardboard with plaster combinations as the first layer and then arcylic in which the actual painting was done.
A little about me:
My name is Janet but I go by Jann, and I am originally from Ontario, Canada and have lived on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, since 1985.
I love the seacoast and mountains, so many of my photos are from British Columbia, Alberta, Vancouver Island, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island. My main photo themes are sea, coastal,villages, people, portraits, mountains, trees, lakes, waterfalls, flowers, nature,wildlife, birds, animals, landscapes, sunsets, and the great National Parks of Canada such as Jasper,Banff, Waterton, Cape Breton Highlands, Yoho, Glacier, Kootenay,Mt. Robson, Strathcona and others.
In the art world, I was initially trained as a Commercial Artist and Illustrator and eventually explored many other methods of art/style as well as other mediums. I work in pencil, ink, acrylics, watercolor and oil pastels. I have also enjoyed mosaic design and application, floor murals, wall murals, collapsible screens, floor cloths, graphic design. Explored sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, hand painted furniture, refinishing old frames with gold leaf or faux finishes, interior design and interior decorating.
With the advent of digital cameras I came to really enjoy photography both as an artistic expression as well as a foundation for capturing interesting and exciting compositions to be painted later.
My recent creative endeavour was graduating from a certified Cosmetology Program (hairstylist and esthetics) in March 2009.
I would like to build up an email list so I can let you know when I have posted new work. If you would like to participate, my email is email@example.com
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All images (photos and painting) are my own personal works and not in the public domain. Please respect my copyright as I respect yours. Thank You.
February 19th, 2013
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