West Coast Artist
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, and several galleries on Vancouver Island. Janice has also exhibited with the Sooke Fine Art Show and the CNIB Eye Appeal Exhibition.
A highlight was participating as one of 30 Canadian painters to exhibit with 30 Chinese artists as part of the National Crossing Boundaries Art Exhibition, Splendor of Canada 2015, to promote the development of appreciation, understanding and exchanges of arts and culture between Western and Chinese arts in Canada.
Recently, Janice had the opportunity to travel to China and met with 3 wonderful Chinese artists then continued her journey painting ‘en plein air’ on the Yangtze River.
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.
Many shows with the Federation of Canadian Artists Vancouver Gallery, Granville Island Gallery including;
Annual International Representational Show (AIRS) 2014 The first FCA Digital Art Exhibition 2015
Foliage and Floral Show 2015 Works on Paper 2015 Small,Smaller, Smallest 2015 Limitless Exhibition 2015
Sketch Exhibition 2015 Autumn Salon 2015 On-Line Exhibition 2015 CanCon 2016 Landscapes 2016
Artist’s Choice 2016, Sketch 2016, Works On Paper 2017.
Shows with the Federation of Canadian Artists, Nanaimo Chapter including;
Spring Exhibition 2014 & 2015 & 2016
Shows with the Federation of Canadian Artists, Arrowsmith Chapter including;
Spring, Autumn Exhibitions 2013-16, receiving 1st place for her piece Fall Flight this year.
Show with the Federation of Canadian Artists, Okanagan Chapter
OASIS Okanagan Art Show and Inspiration Symposium 2015
Lantzville Art Gallery; Summer Art Exhibition 2016
Waterfront Gallery, Ladysmith; Musical Themed Show 2016
2016 Spring issue l Drawing Magazine, one of 10 honorary mentions chosen to be published as part of an international juried competition for ‘2016 Shades of Gray 5’, p 84
2016 Incite 4, Relax, Restore, Renew l The Best of Mixed Media by North Light Books, p.67 ‘Mediation on a Woman’s Life’ was chosen as part of an international juried competition to be included in this hard cover book.
2015 National Crossing Boundaries Art Exhibition 2015, publication, by the International Arts Gallery and Federation of Canadian Artists, and Canada Chinese Arts Bridge Association publication.
2014 AIRS – Annual International Representational Show, publication, by Federation of Canadian Artists