Matiere Studio

Matiere Studio

It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly.~Monet

My paintings and sculpture are very personal and pure expressions of the way that I perceive the experiences of life around me. The world is referenced indirectly through the filter of my emotions -an intuitive response that explores the relationship between the emotional and the intertextual. My intention is to communicate to the viewer an identifiable and familiar sensation. By working impulsively, my inspiration flows through the openness in my work allowing the viewer to connect to the piece emotionally.

Janice says of her unique style, “My inspiration is the elegance found in the ordinary.  Beauty is everywhere one might hope to find it.  And all is inspiration to the heart of the artist"

That style was developed under the guidance of excellent instructors and mentors, both in Canada and the United States. Janice borrows techniques from the Impressionist and Expressionist movements, while infusing the flavor of her own distinctive style. She strives to maintain a spontaneous quality in her work; her vibrant palette and loose brush work blend almost effortlessly. Janice is fascinated by the effect of light on form, loving the challenge of capturing images plein air, but also enjoys working in her studio from photographs. She is always experimenting with new techniques, keeping a fresh feeling to her work.

The quality of Janice’s work is well recognized. Among the accolades she has received, Janice placed first, second, and grand champion in the Glenwood Springs Art Show held in Colorado. Her paintings have been sold and collected world-wide.