How do you decide to choose a new subject matter when you embark on a new painting or drawing? Do you draw what you love, or what you are most curious about?
My purpose in getting out of doors to paint is always to learn. I find that being in the place, dialling in the shapes, colour and quick light one of the best things that a painter can do to learn about the world around them.
In Oki Niksokowa – All My Relations, I have worked for over a year, preparing paintings for Canada House Gallery that are very, very personal to me. They may also represent some pretty common themes for Canadians. The works represent relationships that I have with just some of the beings, things and places that have touched my life.
Undercurrents' is the first in a series of large-scale works by contemporary painter Janice Iniskimaki Tanton that explore our contemporary Canadian identity/nationality and attachment to this great land.
So excited to announce new products! You can now purchase some of my favourite designs on fabric - beautiful scarves and silk shirts by VIDA - Voices Collection. VIDA is a global partnership of creators, pairing designers from around the world with makers in Pakistan and India in accordance with high ethical standards, to create original, beautiful products. And the best part is that using part of proceeds from the sales of the products, VIDA creates literacy programs for the makers, so that they have opportunities to learn reading, writing and basic math that they would not otherwise have. Could I be any more excited????
Join me for an artist talk, University of Calgary - January 23, 2015.
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'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.
"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. 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.