Upon graduating from the Alberta College of Art and Design with a 4 year diploma in Applied Arts, I worked over 30 years as a graphic, glass, and furniture artist.
My relationships with landscapes are intimate and comforting, and hopefully evoke similar feelings in the viewer. The painting process relies on honing my observation skills, drawing me closer to nature, colour, light, shadow; it affirms my individuality while reflecting on the past through memories of a place, memories of emotions and tactile experiences; it anchors me to the present and at the same time it connects me to life through immediate and reflective study.
Currently I am working on a portrait series called Making Faces which encourages the viewer to laugh at themselves and not take images of themselves (ie. "selfies") too seriously. It's all very laughable.
Continued education and learning is important to me to gain more creative knowledge, focus, and endurance, and to reflect my affirmations in life. Workshops have stimulated and boosted my inspiration and confidence.
My work is available in originals and high quality reproductions. As an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists,
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Janice Sich [b. 1950, Camrose, Alberta, Canada]
#210-920 Glenwood Ave., Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9P2
email@example.com | www.janicesich.com |
Alberta College of Art (and Design) with a 4 year diploma in Applied Arts
Ritchcraft Gallery: 2018
Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art: 2017
Ritchcraft Gallery: 2011
The Art Ark, Kelowna: 2000- 2004
Dow-Reid Gallery, Kelowna: 1978
Artists’ Choice: Federation of Canadian Artists: Granville Island: 2018
Active Member Exhibition: Federation of Canadian Artists: Granville Island: 2018
Thompson Nicola- Shuswap, Federation of Canadian Artists: 2013
Canvas Unbound: FCA: 2013
60 Artists at 60 Venues: Artsco, Kelowna City Hall: 2013
Alberta Distillers’ Award for Landscape Painting: 1974
Kelowna, BC, Naramata, BC, North Vancouver, BC, Penticton, BC
Medicine Hat, AB, Edmonton, AB, Camrose, AB, Calgary, AB
Ft. Meyers, FL
Kelowna Women’s Emergency Shelter: fundraising calendar: 2017
Penticton Public Art Gallery: 2015, 2016
SPCA, Kelowna Branch, fundraiser: Painting: Circle of Friends: 2013
The Daily Courier, Oct., 2017: www.bombayartisan.com
The Daily Courier, Spring 2016: Legacy Giving
Okanagan Life Magazine, Julie Ann Luoma: Funktional Furniture
The Daily Courier, Lori-Anne Charlton: interview on creating funky furniture