Janice Robertson

Beyond the Sea
Beyond the Sea
acrylic on canvas, 24" × 30"
September Shoreline
September Shoreline
acrylic on canvas, 24" × 30"
Canyon Rocks
Canyon Rocks
acrylic on canvas, 24" × 24"

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Janice Robertson – Artist Biography

Janice Robertson and Blue

Janice Robertson was born on Vancouver Island in 1952, into a family with a long history of women artists. She 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.

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, watercolour and oil.

Janice Robertson is represented by galleries in Vancouver, Whistler, Sidney, Fort Langley and Toronto.

Daphne OdjigNotice: Daphne Odjig, Canadian Aboriginal Artist and Icon Dies at 97. Click for Details.

Odjig is frequently referred to as the "Grandmother of Aboriginal Art." She has been the recipient of many awards, honours and recognitions for her works, to name a few: The Order of Canada, the Governor General's Award, and eight Honorary Doctorates. Her works have been shown in the National Gallery of Canada, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Art Gallery of Ontario.


She established the first native-run fine art print house in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1971. Known as 'Odjig Indian Prints,' this print house was so successful that it evolved into an aboriginal gallery space in 1974, called the New Warehouse Gallery, run by Odjig and her husband, Chester Beavon. She was also a founding member of the Indian Group of Seven. This artistic group's purpose was to promote aboriginal art and artists.