Janice (Jan) Evans
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Directions to 3516 Wiltshire Drive:
Take Oakridge Drive off of Hammond Bay to Glen Oaks Drive, 3/4 of the way up Glen Oaks Drive, you will see Wiltshire Drive on the left; studio is on lower side of loop. Follow the red balloons.
It’s great to be participating again in the Hammond Bay Studio Tour along with a number of other professional studios and their guest artists in the north end of Nanaimo. My guest artist will be an amazing Nanaimo photographer, Wilf Hatch who will also display some of his graphite drawings.
As an active painter working “en plein air” (in the fresh air), I've been busy painting in many locations around the island so there is a chance we've already chatted on some beach in Departure Bay, Neck Point, Lantzville, or other locations up and down the island. You may have come to my west coast home studio/gallery on a past tour.
This year has been a busy year. In July, I travelled to Toronto for the 50th International Open Juried Exhibition of the Society of Canadian Artists.
Broken Fences, Coming Storm, ink on paper, was also part of the Annual International Representational Show (AIRS) with the Federation of Canadian Artists Vancouver Gallery. The piece was also one of ten honorable mentions published in the May issue Artists Magazine as part of an international competition.
Many of my outdoor paintings interpret a strong appreciation of the Pacific North West environment and strive to capture visual power in the landscape. Others are philosophical pieces about our environment, the appreciation of a sunrise or sunset. This year I’ve been exploring other combinations of water mediums and substrates and painting techniques so I hope you’ll come and see my new work.
Janice Evans began formal studies at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, School of Art & Design 1970 and continued fine arts studies during her travels as a military spouse, while also completing a BSc. A full-time professional painter, she works mainly in water based media exploring Vancouver Island. Her loose technique aims to capture her emotional reaction to the west coast imagery.
Evans exhibits with the Federation of Canadian Artists Vancouver Gallery on Granville Island, Nanaimo and Arrowsmith Chapters venues, Waterfront Gallery, The Old School House Gallery on Vancouver Island. Janice has also exhibited with the Sooke Fine Art Show and has donated paintings for fund-raising to the CNIB Eye Appeal Exhibition, Zonta Club, and the Kidney Foundation of BC.
A strong supporter of community arts, Janice is involved with Plein Air Nanaimo, Coordinator of the Artist-of-the-Month program and participates in the Hammond Bay Studio Tour each year with studios open to the public.
Janice Evans work can be found in private collections in Canada, U.S.A., Europe and Thailand.
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