Artist in Muskoka - Janice Feist

Muskoka has been my home for 30 years, constantly inspiring me with its beauty and ruggedness. It is a magical place, an artist's treasure.

I am drawn to colour and texture without a doubt.  I am captivated by the way light reflects on surfaces, the way a branch curves in dance-like fashion to reach the sun, the way shadows play with colour.  I feel the energy of a stormy sky, of waves crashing, of light filling the sky. My eye is drawn to high contrasts.



My style of painting?  I have heard that I have 'so many styles'. I do have an impressionistic bent to my work, evolving with each piece.  The style comes from emotion during the painting exercise.  I work from  nature, recollections of time, photographs, sometimes from dreams. I approach a painting with a loose idea of what it will look like, and what it will feel like.  I sketch the idea into my book with graphite or ink and watch it take shape as I make a section lighter or darker, adjust the composition. When the energy of the piece feels right, I make a move to the paper or canvas, using watercolour, acrylic or oil paint.    

My goal with each painting is to relay my experience of the moment – to create a record of that beauty or experience that motivated me.  Now living in Bracebridge, being surrounded by the lush landscape of Muskoka is my idea of heaven.         Janice Feist

JURIED EXHIBITIONS  (Selected)

2019 - 'YWCA Gifts That Matter', Christmas Card Program, Bracebridge, ON

2018 –'Tradition Transformed', Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition, Orillia, ON, Sept. 29 - Nov. 25, 2018, 

2018 – 50th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Oshawa Art Assoc., Oshawa, ON Apr.19 - May 6, 2018

2017 – "'4' Skins', Chapel Gallery, Bracebridge, ON  October 14 - November 11, 2017

2017 – 'Still Growing', Huntsville Art Society at the Canada Summit Centre, Huntsville, ON Aug.16 - Nov. 14, 2017

2017 –  'Pushing Nature', Quest Art, Midland, ON March 17 - May 13, 2017

2016 – 'Solutions for a Warming World', Muskoka Summit on the Environment, May 27/28 and May 30-July 4, 2016

2016 – 'Stories Told', Quest Art, Midland, ON March 28-May 14, 2016

2016 – 'Spring Vitality' Exhibition, Huntsville Art Society at Canada Summit Centre, Huntsville, ON Feb.17 - Mary 17 2016

2015 – "Out of this World" Exhibition, Canada Summit Centre, Huntsville, ON  November 2015 - Feb. 2016

2015 – 'Considered' Exhibition, Quest Art Gallery, Midland, ON Mar. 13 - April 25, 2015

2014 – Chapel Gallery, 'Firmly Rooted', Bracebridge, ON May 3 - 31, 2014

2013 – Canada Summit Centre, 'Muskoka Arts & Crafts Inc' exhibition, Huntsville, ON Nov.14-Feb 10, 2014

2013 – Project Gallery Toronto, 'Twisted' exhibition, Toronto, ON, Nov. 7-21, 2013

2013 – The Edge Gallery, 'Square Foot' exhibition, Barrie, ON, Nov-Dec. 2013
2011 – Art in the Heart, Bracebridge, ON  (Outdoor Art Market)
2011 – The Art Space ‘H.A.S. Heart’ Exhibition, Huntsville, ON, Feb. 4-26, 2011

2011 – Chancery Gallery “The Tuesday Group” Exhibition, Bracebridge, ON, Apr. 20 – May 7, 2011
2010 – Art in the Heart, Bracebridge, ON  (Outdoor Art Market)
2010 – The Art Space ‘Celebrate’ Exhibition, Huntsville, ON, Sept. 3 – Oct. 31, 2010

SOLO SHOWS

2020 - 'For the Love of Horses', Chapel Gallery, Bracebridge, ON, July 11-Aug. 1, 2020

GROUP SHOWS (Selected)

2020 - 'Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour at the Canada Summit Centre, Huntsville, ON Feb.12-May 12, 2020

2020 - 'International Women's Day Art Show', Orillia Museum of Art & History, Feb. 8-Apr. 19, 2020

2020 -  'Muskoka Arts & Crafts at Bracebridge Town Hall', Bracebridge, ON, Feb.12-Apr.8, 2020

2019 - Muskoka Arts & Crafts Members' Spring Show, Mar.22-24, 2019, Bracebridge, ON

2019 - 'Through Her Eyes, In Her Hands', YWCA International Women's Day Show, Bracebridge, ONFeb.16-Mar.16, 2019

2019 – 'Connections', 23rd Annual Int'l Women's Day Art Show, Chapel Gallery, Bracebridge, ON, Feb.16-Apr.14, 2019

2018 – 'Muskoka Arts & Crafts at Bracebridge Town Hall', Bracebridge, ON, Dec. 6 - Feb. 7, 2019

2018 – "4" at Bracebridge Town Hall (MAC),  Bracebridge, ON, Aug. 1 - Oct. 4, 2018

2018 Muskoka Arts & Crafts Members' Spring Show, Bracebridge, ON, Mar. 23-25, 2018

2018 – 'Muskoka Arts & Crafts at Bracebridge Town Hall', Bracebridge, ON May 31 - Aug. 31, 2018

2018 –'Exposure', 22nd Annual Int'l Women's Day Art Show, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Orillia Feb.17-Apr.15, 2018

2018 Muskoka Arts & Crafts at the Canada Summit Centre, Huntsville, ON Feb.15-May 14, 2018

2017 – 40th Annual Muskoka Arts & Crafts Spring Members' Show, Bracebridge, ON Mar 24-26, 2017

2017 – 'Muskoka Arts & Crafts at Bracebridge Town Hall', Bracebridge, ON June 30 - Oct. 31, 2017

2017 – 'Muskoka Arts & Crafts at Bracebridge Town Hall', Bracebridge, ON February 28 - June 30, 2017

2016 – 'Spring Into Summer Art Crawl' Gravenhurst, ON June 25, 2016

2016 – 'Just a Position', Haliburton School of Art + Design, May - June 7, 2016

2015 – Muskoka Arts & Crafts at the Summit , Huntsville, ON, Feb. 19 - May 18, 2015

2015 – Muskoka Arts & Crafts Spring Members' Show, Bracebridge, ON, March 27-29, 2015

2014  "4" Exhibition & Sale, Bala Bay Inn, September 27 & 28, 2014, Bala, ON

2014 Muskoka Spring Art Tour, Bala Bay Inn, June 7 & 8, 2014, Bala, ON

2013 – "4" Exhibition & Sale, Windermere, ON

2013 – The Enchanted Forest Art Show, Wood's End, Kilworthy, ON

​2013 – Muskoka Arts & Crafts, Members' Spring Show & Sale, Bracebridge, ON

​2012 – "4" Exhibition, Inn at the Falls, Bracebridge, ON

2012 – "4" Exhibition & Sale, Windermere, ON

2012 – Muskoka Arts & Crafts, Members’ Spring Show & Sale, Bracebridge, ON
2011 – Muskoka Arts & Crafts, Who Art Thou?, Bracebridge, ON
2011 – Muskoka Arts & Crafts, Members’ Spring Show & Sale, Bracebridge, ON
2010 – Muskoka Arts & Crafts, Members’ Spring Show & Sale, Bracebridge, ON
2010 – Muskoka Arts & Crafts, Who Art Thou?, Bracebridge, ON

2009 – Muskoka Arts & Crafts, Who Art Thou?, Bracebridge, ON

AWARDS

2018 - Best 2D Work (Sky & Field), Jeanne Webb Wasylkiw Award, 41st Annual Muskoka Arts & Crafts Spring Members’ Show

2017– Best Use of Media (Thriving Oasis), 40th Annual Muskoka Arts & Crafts Spring Members' Show



PUBLICATIONS

2012 – “Kaleidoscope” watercolour on papier D’Arches; selected for cover of Economic Development Journal for Canada 2012 (e-journal)

TRAINING, WORKSHOPS

2018 – Pastel Workshop, Haliburton School of Art + Design, Ramune Luminaire

2018 – Painting-Power Tips from the Masters, Haliburton School of Art + Design, Yves Ameline

2018 – Encaustic Painting - Bracebridge, ON, Patricia Whittle

2018 – Gelli Printing - Bracebridge, ON, Patricia Whittle

2016 – Contemporary Landscape, McMichael Gallery, John Leonard

2016 – Passionate Paint II, Haliburton School of Art + Design, Al Van Mil

2016 – Advanced Individual Studies, Haliburton School of Art + Design, John Leonard

2016 Encaustic painting, Patricia Whittle

2014/15  – Life at the Albion, Gravenhurst, ON

2010 – 2013 – Ongoing workshops with Pat Fairhead, M.A., M.ED., R.C.A., C.S.P.W.C., O.S.A.

2012  – Encaustic workshop, Patricia Whittle
2010 – 2011 – Chapel Gallery, Bracebridge, Life Drawing sessions
2010  – Haliburton School of the Arts, Acrylic painting, Shelley Beach
2008  – Printmaking, Patricia Whittle
2007-2009 – Watercolour painting, Elke Scholz



WORKS EXHIBITED AT:

Janice Feist Fine Art Studio - by Chance or Appointment, Bracebridge, ON  705-644-1030