Born in Vancouver, BC, Janie Lockwood has been interested in art since her childhood. Initially, batiks were her focus, which led to watercolours, oils, and finally acrylics. Largely self taught, she works primarily in mixed-media: acrylics, collage and pastel on canvas or birch panels. Though largely self taught over the past 10 years she has taken over 30 workshops. Her instructors include: Nita Leland, Johnathon Talbot, Isabelle Hunt, Joan Federoshyn, Jeremy Mayne, Dianna Ponting, Anthony Steffes, Brian Atyeo, and Mike Svob. “Learning from the best instructors available” is a piece of advice Janie has taken to heart.
“My focus has been to emphasize the beauty of nature by simplifying and abstracting my subject. Whether it’s flowers, landscapes or skies. In doing this I hope to create a feeling of mystery and entice the viewer to feel involved with my work.”
– Janie Lockwood