Thursday, 31 December 2009

Transitions: Two Seasons

Artist of the Month at Grassroots Annex, October 2009

Janice Betts, a Canadian artist who has been living in Ecuador since 2006, has been expressing herself through digital photography since 2005. Janice always looks for hidden beauty. Her inspiration is nature, and she enjoys uncovering the things that people overlook in their everyday lives. Even in urban settings, there are works of art if we take the time to look with conscious eyes. A nature lover and traveller all her life, Janice has long been an environmental and social activist, and with her photography, she wants to remind us of what we are at risk of losing and missing. She wishes to convey a message of joy and hope, and encourage us to connect with our environment.

Janice has had 3 solo exhibits in Ecuador, and has participated in 2 group shows as well as the annual outdoor art fair, Arte en Los Peñas, in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Her work is currently part of collections in Canada, Switzerland, Brazil and Ecuador, and one of her pieces is part of the collection of the Alliance Française Guayaquil. She has been featured in interviews with several Ecuadorian newspaper and TV media outlets, including El Universo, Ecuavisa, and RTS. After travelling extensively in Ecuador, and being nutured by the artistic community of Guayaquil, Janice has returned to Toronto, her Canadian hometown, with renewed energy.

Transitions: Two Seasons is a collection of photographs taken in spring and fall, in the urban settings of Toronto and Montreal. All of the pieces are printed in giclee (fine art quality), signed by the artist, numbered in limited editions, and professionally mounted and framed. Each framed piece from this show sells for $175. Unframed prints are available for $100.

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