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Janice P. Van Dijk
1145 Lincoln Drive
Kingston Ontario K7M 4Z7
Janice grew up on a farm in southwestern Ontario. Here she fell
in love with the colours and textures of nature. Her creative talents
were discovered at a young age. In high school she was encouraged
to pursue the fine arts but instead chose the health care/research
field. Ten years ago, Janice moved to Kingston. Seeking a balance
in her life, she began to focus more on her creative interests.
Watercolour courses at St. Lawrence College were her starting point.
This was soon followed by fibre art, then photography.
Janice has a passion for rich, bold colours and texture. She is
fascinated with the effects of light and shadow. Life around her
provides the inspiration. Each medium, whether photography, painting
or fibre art, is a vehicle for expressing how she "sees"
and "feels" about her natural world, whether it is a rose
in a garden, or birch trees found along the rugged trails of a park.