Biography Janice has been an artist all her life. With post-secondary schooling in acting and graphic design at the University of Windsor and Durham College, Janice has also studied with American artist Bo Bartlett. Serving for six years as the Program Manager of Indigenous Leadership at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Janice and her family were adopted in to the Siksika Nation (Blackfoot) by Elder Tom Cranebear and his family. Cross-cultural and classical exploration of contemporary themes continue to be a theme within Janice’s work. She paints full time in her studio in Canmore, AB and also serves as the Teaching Artist in Residence for Banff Centre. Her varied works are in high demand and she regularly exhibits and speaks at public art galleries on her perspective in a cross-cultural family and as it relates to her work. A lifelong equestrian, she spends her spare time attempting to play polo and with her family.
“ In the set of these pencil works for the YW Hub, I created the pieces so that these strong and sensitive women were in meaningful conversation with one another and the viewer. I created authentic, life-experienced and empathic women with whom we could recognize ourselves. “