Fernie resident and emerging artist Janet Moore recently relocated from Ontario to Western Canada and the move has awakened her creative mind. Janet’s interests include hiking, biking and snowboarding and are often the subject of her colourful paintings. Depending on how she is feeling about the subject matter at the time, she paints in either oil or acrylic. 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 24 years Janet and her sister have run a successful graphic window film company in Ontario.
Janet participated in many juried shows while in Ontario and is currently inspired by the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. With the use of texture and colour, she strives to express emotions through her artwork.