Originally from Victoria and Vancouver, Janis now resides in beautiful Naramata in the Okanagan wine region with her husband. She graduated from the University of Victoria, with honours in a Fine Arts Degree. Moving to Vancouver in 1982, Janis worked in retail clothing for many years. This experience reflects in her work, as the women she paints in her canvases are similar to the dressing up of a customer and creating a character. When she started to raise a family Janis gave up retail and went into her art full-time. She has participated in numerous solo and group shows and Janis’ artwork can be seen in public collections on the westcoast. The pictures are rich in colour and statement, often depicting women in humorous and soulful reflections. Living amidst the lush wineries, she has incorporated into her artwork wine related themes. Working mostly on canvases she sometimes goes astray and creates one-of-a-kind painted objects and antiques.