Janice Robertson was born on Vancouver Island in 1952, into a family with a long history of women artists. She now lives in the historic village of Fort Langley, BC with her artist husband, Alan Wylie.
Janice launched her career as a professional artist in 1989. She has received many awards including the Foreign Award in the Houston Watercolor Society’s Exhibition in Texas in 2004, the William and Margaret Foley Award in the Adirondacks National Exhibition of Watercolors in 2008, and she has won the Bronze Medal three times in the Federation of Canadian Artists Annual Signature Members exhibition.
Janice is a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Landscape Artists International and the Northwest Watercolor Society. She was elected as an Artist in Residence at the annual Painters at Painters event in Campbell River, BC in 2004. Janice served as President of the Federation of Canadian Artists from 1999 to 2001. She is listed in Who’s Who in Canada and her paintings are in collections through the world. She is also a popular and well-respected workshop instructor, juror, and the author of two instructional books on painting acrylics- “Acrylics Basics” and “Still Life in Acrylics”.
Janice’s work is largely a reflection of her abiding love for the beauty of the west coast forests and beaches that she has known all her life. Her attachment to her home and garden are represented in her still-life paintings. She works in acrylic, watercolor and oil.
Janice Robertson is represented by galleries in Vancouver, Whistler, Sidney, Fort Langley, Kelowna, Toronto and Mexico
“I love to paint light and the beauty of simple things. After over 30 years of painting, I am still learning and discovering new ways of expression. It is a privilege to be able to make a living at something that I find so joyful- I am very grateful.”