Emerging artist Janet Moore is a Sooke and part-time Fernie resident. Janet’s interests include hiking, biking and snowboarding and are often the subject of her colourful paintings. Not always in the studio, Janet can be found painting en plein air, which simply means painting outdoors, creating a loose impression of the landscape. She also enjoys drawing the human figure, striving to capture the feeling of the poses. Portraits are another passion, aiming not only to get a likeness of a person but also convey their personality and even their mood.
Janet was born and raised in Ontario and has always had an interest in art. She graduated from George Brown College in Toronto with a diploma in the two-year Graphic Design Program with a strong interest in the fine art classes such as life drawing. She also enjoyed typography and so went on to complete two more years before graduating from the Graphic Sign Design Program and receiving a second diploma. Mastering the art of hand lettering was important as she owned and operated a sign company in Ontario. For the last 25 years Janet , along with her sister Nancy (also an artist) own and operate a successful graphics company in Ontario.
Janet has been accepted into numerous juried shows, most recently the Sooke Fine Arts Show. She is a member and a director at the Fernie Arts Co-op and a member of the Metchosin Artpod. Janet enjoys painting en plein air with the West Shore Artists group and the Al Frescos, Victoria. She recently received the award for ‘Best Seascape’ at the ‘Splash of Paint’ plein air paint-out in Esquimalt, BC. Janet’s paintings are currently available at the South Shore Gallery in Sooke and in the members section at the Metchosin Artpod.