Born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, I took an interest in art at young age and not unlike most kids, I loved to color. Once I mastered the art of staying in the lines (you have to start somewhere) and made my way through several boxes of Crayola Crayons, I soon found other mediums that captured my interest. From finger paints and pipe cleaners to oil pastels and clay, each one had something unique to offer. Today, my medium of choice is acrylic paint on canvas. Periodically, I may add fabric or crystals to enhance a composition. At the end of the day, I am driven by the simple pleasure of creating something that everyone can enjoy.
Over the years, I have amassed an eclectic portfolio of works originating from first grade through to the present. Looking back on my creations, I can see how my skills have evolved. My first 15 minutes of fame, so to speak, occurred in the fourth grade. A piece of my work was displayed in the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon as part of a school art collection. What a thrill!! Since then, I have had various works in the local newspaper, school yearbook, on the city transit bus pass, and other locations. My personal favorite location remains to be on the walls in the homes of family and friends.
To cultivate my artistic skills, art was a standard class that I took every year throughout high school. Upon graduation, I was the honored recipient of the Art and Creativity Award. Rounding out my four year stay at the University of Saskatchewan, additional art classes such as art history and painting/related work broadened the spectrum of my work. Through those classes I was able to generate a number of paintings, which today, represents a portion of my portfolio. Obtaining a Bachelor of Education Degree in 1992 and subsequently working as a resource teacher for several years, I returned to the U of S to complete a Masters of Education Degree in 2001. Currently I am a Registered Psychologist and I work in the Public School Division. Although my professional career consumes a good portion of my time, I continuously seek opportunities to pursue my passion for painting.
The paintings which can be viewed in the Portfolio include those works from the 1996 “Dancing Ladies” series through to Gallery 2014. Over the years, my paintings have become known for their whimsy and simple expression. Bright colors and movement are a staple in each piece. Crystals, fabric, micorbeads, and molding paste have taken center stage and have come to add another dimension to each painting. The paintings evoke enegry and remind us of the simple pleasures of life as the whimsical figures move effortlessly across the canvas.
As art crosses all borders, I hope to continue to procude works that speak volumes, without saying a word, so that eveyone can take part in the experience.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my website, sit back and enjoy!
Janet Williams, CV
Janet Williams, (b. 1969, Canada)
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2008 Energy Renewed, Canada Disc, SK
2011 A Night on the Town, The Mix, SK
2006 Dancing Ladies and Tiptoe Through the Tulips, Art Aú Jus, SK
2007 – 2014 Art Quest, Annual Group Show, Grace Westminster, SK
2013 Parallax Art Fair, Prince George, NY
2011 – 2013 Pomegranate Gallery, Persephone Theatre, SK
2010,2012,2014 Member's Show, Mendel Art Gallery, SK
Tunberg, Sepina (Compiler), International Contemporary Masters Volume Seven, World Wide Art Books 2013, p. 390
2014;2015 Juried Member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council
2010; 2012. 2014 Mendel Art Gallery
Works held in private collections in Canada, the United States, and Trinidad & Tobago.