Hi, I'm Janice and I'm a full time artist, an art teacher and an illustrator.
I am an oil painter and I work in traditional oil painting techniques. I started my career in advertising and then decided to change direction when my son went to school, so I could be at home with him and I could also do a bit of painting at the same time.
I have always been an artist at heart, my Mom and Dad were both artists as well, so I grew up in a family where the arts were a strong influence. I loved colouring in as a child and I got distinctions at school for art, so it was always going to be the focus in my life!!
I studied Fine Art with a very well know artist in South Africa, Ryno Swart, and from that time onward I have specialised in oil painting. I do tend to jump around a bit in terms of subject matter, but that keeps me inspired and stops me getting bored. I paint what inspires me at the time, whether it is a simple still life or a complicated portrait. I like to paint quickly and loosely and I love seeing the individual brushmarks, the palette knife marks, and really bright provocative colours !!
I have also done some illustrating work and completed 5 children's books. I teach oil painting classes and I enjoy the social and serious side of helping people achieve good results with their paintings !!
I have included a detailed CV and a price list for my portrait commissioned work.
During the last year with the Corona virus Pandemic and the lockdowns, I started producing drawing and oil painting tutorial videos and have learnt some new skills which have kept me entertained during lockdown !!
An artist's life takes many twists and turns as one strives for recognition and the ultimate satisfaction in creating one's masterpiece....and each new painting has that hope within it.....