Please drop in and say hello if you are in the Cal­gary area. I’m hon­oured to meet the stu­dents and look for­ward to an inter­est­ing exchange.

Join me for an Artist Talk as the Visiting Artist and Scholar, Friday, January 23rd at the University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

Join me for an Artist Talk as the Vis­it­ing Artist and Scholar, Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 23rd at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­gary, Cal­gary, AB

 

"The Harvest" ©2015 Janice Tanton. Oil on linen. 36"x48"

The Har­vest” ©2015 Jan­ice Tan­ton. Oil on linen. 36“x48”

It’s been a long cou­ple of years bat­tling breast can­cer, but I’m now feel­ing like I’m finally back on the horse. 2015 is look­ing like a brand new hori­zon and to ring in the new year, I’ve been back in the stu­dio almost work­ing full time. It’s a great feel­ing to finally have some con­trol back in my arm and paint­ing hand, and I have more paint­ings in my head than I could pos­si­bly paint in four life­times. I sup­pose that is what I love so much about  paint­ing — it never gets old for me, and I’m always stretch­ing, learn­ing some­thing new and find­ing that daily med­i­ta­tive space that only the can­vas can offer.

I wish for you, a won­der­ful and fresh new out­look for this upcom­ing year, filled with beau­ti­ful art­work, good health, and happy days. A pic­ture is worth a thou­sand words, so I’ll stop now.

"Metamorphosis" ©2015 Janice Tanton. Oil on linen. 36"x48"

Meta­mor­pho­sis” ©2015 Jan­ice Tan­ton. Oil on linen. 36“x48”

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I’m very pleased to intro­duce a new series of work, arriv­ing today (July 31, 2014) at Canada House Gallery, Banff AB and Gib­son Fine Art in Cal­gary, AB.

"Not Every Thing Is Black & White" ©2014 Janice Tanton. Oil on Linen, Framed. ($1025). 11"x14" Available at Canada House Gallery, Banff AB.

Not Every Thing Is Black & White” ©2014 Jan­ice Tan­ton. Oil on Linen, Framed. ($1025). 11“x14” Avail­able at Canada House Gallery, Banff AB.

"Once In A Blue Moon" ©2014 Janice Tanton. Oil on Linen, Framed. ($1025). 11"x14" Available at Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB.

Once In A Blue Moon” ©2014 Jan­ice Tan­ton. Oil on Linen, Framed. ($1025). 11“x14” Avail­able at Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB.

"The Middle Way" ©2014 Janice Tanton. Oil on linen. Framed. Available at Gibson Fine Art.

The Mid­dle Way” ©2014 Jan­ice Tan­ton. Oil on linen. Framed. ($575) Avail­able at Gib­son Fine Art.

"One Life To Live" ©2014 Janice Tanton. Oil on Linen, Framed. ($1025). 11"x14"

One Life To Live” ©2014 Jan­ice Tan­ton. Oil on Linen, Framed. ($1025). 11“x14” Avail­able at Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB.

"Stepping Out" ©2014 Janice Tanton. Oil on Linen, Framed. ($1025). 11"x14"

Step­ping Out” ©2014 Jan­ice Tan­ton. Oil on Linen, Framed. ($1025). 11“x14” Avail­able at Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB.

"Family Portrait" ©2014 Janice Tanton. Oil on Linen, Framed. ($575). 6"x8" Available at Gibson Fine Art, Calgary, AB.

Fam­ily Por­trait” ©2014 Jan­ice Tan­ton. Oil on Linen, Framed. ($575). 6“x8” Avail­able at Gib­son Fine Art, Cal­gary, AB.

"Companions" ©2014 Janice Tanton. Oil and 22k Gold on Linen, Framed. ($625). 6"x8" Available at Gibson Fine Art, Calgary, AB.

Com­pan­ions” ©2014 Jan­ice Tan­ton. Oil and 22k Gold on Linen, Framed. ($625). 6“x8” Avail­able at Gib­son Fine Art, Cal­gary, AB.

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“Ponokami­taa — The Spirit of The Horse” cel­e­brates the rela­tion­ship between man, horse, spirit and the land in keep­ing with the artist’s cross-cultural expe­ri­ence with her adopted Black­foot family.

Ponokami­taa means “Elk-dog” in Black­foot. The horse was as big and as strong and grace­ful like an elk (Ponoka), but with the social rela­tion­ship of a dog (Mitaa), and more than able to do the work of a dog around the camps. It is said that the spirit of horses are heal­ing and sacred.

Come and learn more in an open­ing cel­e­bra­tion and Artist’s Talk on Sat­ur­day July 12th

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“Ponokami­taa — The Spirit of the Horse” will open on July 3rd at Gib­son Fine Art in Cal­gary, Alberta and run through the Cal­gary Stam­pede to July 19th. Pre-sales cur­rently tak­ing place.

Loca­tion :: Gib­son Fine Art, 628 11th Ave, SW, Cal­gary AB (403) 244‑2000

Date: July 3rd — July 19th

Artist Talk/Meet & Greet: July 12th, 2:00 — 4:00 p.m.

"Ponokamitaa - Heals The Soul" ©2014 Janice Tanton. Oil on linen panel. 12"x12" plus frame.

Ponokami­taa — Heals The Soul” ©2014 Jan­ice Tan­ton. Oil on linen panel. 12“x12” plus frame.

"Siksika Ponokamitaa" ©2014 Janice Tanton. Oil on linen panel. (Framed) 12"x12"

Sik­sika Ponokami­taa” ©2014 Jan­ice Tan­ton. Oil on linen panel. (Framed) 12“x12”

"Nitawahsin" ©2014 Janice Tanton. Oil on linen panel. (Framed) 8"x10"

Nitawahsin” ©2014 Jan­ice Tan­ton. Oil on linen panel. (Framed) 8“x10”

"Starlight Journey" ©2014 Janice Tanton. Oil on linen panel. (Framed) 8"x10"

Starlight Jour­ney” ©2014 Jan­ice Tan­ton. Oil on linen panel. (Framed) 8“x10”

"Naatoyiitapiiksi_Ponokamitaa" (Powerful Spirit Beings Horse) ©2014 Janice Tanton.  Oil on canvas. 40"x60"

Naatoyiitapiiksi_Ponokamitaa” (Pow­er­ful Spirit Beings Horse) ©2014 Jan­ice Tan­ton. Oil on can­vas. 40“x60”

"Little Medicine Horse" ©2014 Janice Tanton. Oil on linen. 30"x30"

Lit­tle Med­i­cine Horse” ©2014 Jan­ice Tan­ton. Oil on linen. 30“x30”

"Naamoi'staan Ponokamitaa" ©2014 Janice Tanton. Oil on linen. 30"x30"

Naamoi’staan Ponokami­taa” ©2014 Jan­ice Tan­ton. Oil on linen. 30“x30”

"Aitapissko Ponokamitaa"  (Sacred Place with Living Presence Horse) ©2014 Janice Tanton. Oil on linen. 24"x48"

Aitapis­sko Ponokami­taa” (Sacred Place with Liv­ing Pres­ence Horse) ©2014 Jan­ice Tan­ton. Oil on linen. 24“x48”

"Naatowa'pakaa Ponokamitaa" (Spiritual Comrade) ©2014 Janice Tanton. Oil on linen. 30"x30"

Naatowa’pakaa Ponokami­taa” (Spir­i­tual Com­rade) ©2014 Jan­ice Tan­ton. Oil on linen. 30“x30”

"Iiyikssopaapii Ponokamitaa" (Hard Wind Old Man - a wind spirit who can be called upon for assistance.) ©2014 Janice Tanton. Oil on linen. 48"x63"

Iiyikssopaapii Ponokami­taa” (Hard Wind Old Man — a wind spirit who can be called upon for assis­tance.) ©2014 Jan­ice Tan­ton. Oil on linen. 48“x63”

"Ponokamitaa - The Spirit of The Horse" ©2014 Janice Tanton. Oil on linen. 48"x72"

Ponokami­taa — The Spirit of The Horse” ©2014 Jan­ice Tan­ton. Oil on linen. 48“x72”

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What I love about the prac­tice of paint­ing is that it’s amaz­ing to me at any stage — that’s why I do it. Sure, there’s an idea — a con­cept and image in my mind for the work, but it’s never exactly what ends up on the linen.

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I’d like to invite you to join me for a morn­ing of fun and art that is per­sonal to you. This sim­ple tech­nique of ink and water­colour will be some­thing you can use all your life to cre­ate and record those moments of impor­tance in your life.

Throw away that Insta­gram and Face­book post for a quick sketch and some penned thoughts

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As artists, we are free to express our­selves in most coun­tries in the world. Never take for granted, this abil­ity to do so. It is inte­gral to the well-being of our soci­ety. The next time you take up a brush, an instru­ment, a pen… be reminded of how you can cross over and step boldly into the fray.

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I’m feel­ing so much grat­i­tude to have been accepted this March for Bo’s Mas­ter Class at Colum­bus State Uni­ver­sity in Colum­bus, Geor­gia. I can’t wait to spend time with the other artists and this great painter in his home town for a con­cen­trated expe­ri­ence, and intel­li­gent dialogue.

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Enchant your inner artist in a sen­su­ous slow feast with painter Jan­ice Tan­ton, singer song­writer Julia Lynx and Chef George Bayne. Explore the role of art and music in your life with a spe­cial focus on heal­ing and reju­ve­na­tion. A two-time Canada Coun­cil award recip­i­ent, Janice’s works are rep­re­sented locally at Canada House Gallery in Banff. Julia will share some of her songs unplugged.

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