"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Monday, May 29, 2017

“Echoes of Elizabeth Bishop” Gallery: Profile of Artist Janice Guinan

Janice Guinan is a self-taught artist who derives her inspiration from an appreciation of God’s creationShe passionately believes in the importance of the visual arts in the promotion and preservation of our heritage and culture. Working primarily in acrylics and oils, her paintings are part of the permanent art collection of the Town of Truro, the County of Colchester, the RCMP Operational Communication Centre, the Fairbanks Interpretive Centre , Nova Scotia Power, and in private collections across Canada, the United States and Europe. Guinan has been nominated twice for the Lieutenant Governor’s Masterworks Art Award. Her artwork has also been published in various media publications and was given special recognition in the 75th Special Anniversary edition of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Quarterly. She is a featured artist in Dee Appleby’s book Contemporary Nova Scotia Artists, Volume 2.

Of her art and artistic practice, Janice writes: “For me painting presents a challenge and an adventure, a means of discovery which leads to a greater appreciation for the world around us. Having a fascination for recording the people and places of our time in history provides immense inspiration and vast subject matter that is constantly changing and ever expanding. I believe visual art encourages one to dig deeper beyond what is seen to capture the essence of what is beyond and value its meaning.”

You can see more of Janice’s work on her website: http://www.janiceguinan.com/

Ed. Note: On Saturday, 27 May, the EB exhibit/art gallery committee and friends gathered to do the final part of the installation of the "Elizabeth Bishop's Beginnings" exhibit and "Echoes of EB" art gallery exhibition. Stay tuned for more updates about this project and the upcoming EBSNS AGM.

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