Janis Blyth

CarelsMy work captures the energy and soul of women as I paint their journeys through life's experiences. Usually with a playful eye my paintings evoke strength and humour. Color is embraced and often symbolism is woven through my work. Working in fashion retail has influenced some of the ideas that transpire while I paint. The layering and pattern of fabric is similar to layering  paint on a canvas. Like fashion a little shock value can be interesting in keeping our minds open for interpretation. Living in the Okanagan area in the past opened doors for me to embrace the wine culture and it's people. My artwork displayed the many facets of the industry. Missing family urged the move back to Victoria this year. I am so excited being back to my city and it's culture. I received my BFA  degree from UVIC. My artwork has been shown in group and solo shows and can be seen in public collections in Vancouver.

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