Janine is a seasoned artist with a B.A. Fine Art from the University of Guelph and a Diploma of Art and Design from Georgian College. Her art career spans over 30 years in creating works of art and teaching in all media. An experienced and qualified art instructor who has been igniting the art spirit of hundreds of students in Toronto, Muskoka, and through The Haliburton School of Art and Design as well as in her own studio in Huntsville. She teaches En Plein Air Workshops during the summer where students gain a sound knowledge of working on location at some of her fav painting places such as Ragged Falls and the Oxtongue River Rapids. Janine wraps all her art activities around a full time job as manager at North Art Supplies in Huntsville.
She is a respected and seasoned local artist who produced a wildly successful solo show in 2017 selling out of almost all 112 oil on birch boards “Through Tom’s Eyes. A discovery of truth, light and colour” at The Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge and at The Algonquin Theatre, Partners Hall in Huntsville. She has exhibited in many group and solo shows with the Huntsville Art Society and Muskoka Arts and Crafts and was selected to represent her beloved Muskoka Region in the 2011 Muskoka Artist Marketplace at the One of a Kind Spring Show in Toronto. Follow her journey as she creates 3 more projects the first of which RURAL ROOTS; a new body of work with 50 Oil paintings of her roots at Oxtongue, were revealed on June 29th, 2019 at The Oxtongue Craft Cabin and Gallery. INTO THE FOREST is next with another 50 oil painitngs and then SUPERIOR LIGHT which will feature acylics, oils and watercolour paintings of Lake Superior.
Janine’s paintings are in private collections throughout Ontario, the US and abroad and are available for viewing at her studio gallery in Huntsville by appointment. Janine shares her time and talent to support her roots and involvement with OLAC Oxtongue Lake for Arts and Culture. She is truly a homegrown artist with a love of the land and a desire to preserve and protect it for future generations. The Oxtongue River played such a significant role in her formative years that she is also a member of the LBHF Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation.
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