'Undercurrents' © Janice Iniskimaki Tanton 2014. Oil on linen. 103"x133"

Under­cur­rents’ © Jan­ice Iniski­maki Tan­ton 2014. Oil on linen. 103″x133″

Oki! Hello! 

Canadian Artist Janice TantonI’m Jan­ice Tan­ton – Full Time Human Being, Artist, Wife, Mom, Breast Can­cer Survivor…and lots of other things!

“What inter­ests me?”
“What gets my goat?”
“How do I see the world on any given day?”

You’ll find that here.


"The Great White Mother Bear" ©2010 Janice Tanton.

The Great White Mother Bear” ©2010 Jan­ice Tanton.

I tend to be opin­ion­ated. I hope/expect the same from you. I like to learn, and usu­ally I learn the most from those whose opin­ion is quite dif­fer­ent than mine, so please…contribute, debate, ques­tion and be CURIOUS.

Some­times I mis-step into some­thing per­haps I shouldn’t, but with age comes a thick, high pair of rub­ber boots to wade through the barn­yard. We should all have to get to the dirt and “muck out” at some point in our lives. Under­pin­ning it all, is a deep con­cern and care for my fel­low human beings.  I know there’s trea­sure buried on the farm.

Cre­atives are some­times feared & ridiculed…and at the same time highly val­ued for their abil­ity to see things that oth­ers do not. I see a por­tion of my job in this life­time as try­ing to artic­u­late the cre­ative mind, process and creation.

It’s quite unedited.


BP:: Big Pig - The Hog of the Forsaken ©2010 Janice Tanton.

BP:: Big Pig – The Hog of the For­saken ©2010 Jan­ice Tanton.

I saw a great bumper sticker that read:
“Do some­thing that scares you EVERY day.”

That’s really stuck with me. I try to live like that & I chal­lenge YOU to do some­thing that scares you each and every day. That’s how we grow and learn.  That’s how we under­stand our ulti­mate capa­bil­ity and capac­ity as human beings…..and that’s how we become agents of change in this world.

I love inter­est­ing con­ver­sa­tion on mean­ing­ful sub­jects and am always open to learn­ing new things, hear­ing the opin­ions of oth­ers and find­ing new ways to relate. Check out the links to top­ics of dis­cus­sion on the right side or top of this page. Get involved in this blog. It’s as much yours as it is mine, and you are…in a sense, part of my artis­tic enquiry into our human con­di­tion. The thing I love about blogs is the inter­ac­tion.  I want to hear from you! Com­ment away!



"Spilt Milk:: What's In Your Canoe?" ©2010 Janice Tanton.

Spilt Milk:: What’s In Your Canoe?” ©2010 Jan­ice Tanton.

I am con­fi­dent. I am a mother. I am an artist. I am a Full Time Human Being, and I am ready to change things and be vocal and “out there” about it. I care about the human race, and I strive to under­stand it.

That’s about the most impor­tant “About Me” that you might ever need to know.



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