Chance by Janis Woode

Chance by Janis Woode

Chance by Janis Woode What are the chances?  I have often caught myself pondering this idea.  Wondering if it weren’t for certain events, interactions or just plain timing, where would we be right now?  Who would the people be that surround us? It is said that everything happens for a reason but what if it’s really just left up to chance?  Three a.m. rolls around and in the quiet of the night I ponder these things. – Janis Woode
The Novel by Janis Woode

The Novel by Janis Woode

The Novel by Janis Woode The Novel pays tribute to the writer of yesteryear when words were pulled from old sticky keys of vintage typewriters.  When taking apart these old wonders of technology, clues left behind reveal characteristics of previous operators. Perhaps sunflower seeds were a favourite snack consumed. Perhaps bobby pins fell when hair was pulled trying to find the perfect phrase.  Tobacco and sticky suggestions of scotch or some other favourite cocktail appear like a careless time capsule.  Always, always, traces of eraser and white out can be found, telling us that the perfect phrase...
As You Go by Janis Woode

As You Go by Janis Woode

As You Go by Janis Woode It has occurred to me that I do like to make plans. Whether it be for my next sculpture, a weekend getaway or something on a larger scale. This is a piece that comments on the idea that sometimes life is a bit of a mystery that can only be lived one day at a time. As you go. – Janis Woode
Spell Checker by Janis Woode

Spell Checker by Janis Woode

Spell Checker by Janis Woode It always happens when in a hurry.  The spell check kicks in and the next thing you know the nonsensical appears.  Try and correct it and it happens again. I have in moments of frustration thought there must be a little trouble maker inhabiting our devices that derives great joy out of sending our conversations sideways. I call him the spell checker. – Janis Woode
Spring Fox by Janis Woode

Spring Fox by Janis Woode

Spring Fox by Janis Woode Often in my work I will incorporate old pieces of metal that I have picked up from various places.  Junk yards, recycle stations and thrift stores are a few favourites. This old leaf spring and its irresistible curves grabbed my eye one day while cruising our local metal recycle station. Reconfigured and cleaned up it made perfect sense that it should support something or someone leaping upward.  Both the fox and the leaf spring share the quality of tenacity and in fact rely on that quality for their very survival. A parallel that unites them. – Janis...
Fault Line by Janis Woode

Fault Line by Janis Woode

Fault Line by Janis Woode Are we vulnerable living on a fault line? I suppose so.  Having lived on the west coast my entire life the thought of the big one pops in and out of mind from time to time. We can prepare as best we can and hope for the best.  To choose to live here speaks to the beauty of this place. I wouldn’t live anywhere else. – Janis Woode
Curiosity by Janis Woode

Curiosity by Janis Woode

Curiosity by Janis Woode My old cat Zephyr has to be one of the most curious cats I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.  If I’m in the kitchen, he wants to be on top of the fridge. If I’m in the bathroom he wants to be in the cupboards. If I pop into the crawl space under the house he’s there with bells on.  Ever curious, even at the ripe old age of 16.  Recently he has decided that my car is worth a little snoop around  but if asked if he’d like to go for a ride to the vet, he’s gone in a shot. – Janis Woode
Artful August Additions

Artful August Additions

Stunning new paintings, sculpture, glass and jewellery… a feast for the eyes! Included in this Newsletter: Heather Pant Val Nunns Eunmi Conacher Janis Woode Brent Lynch Lisa Samphire Anne Kelly Digital Styling Services (scroll down…) Feature Testimonial _____________________________ HEATHER PANT   Sea Gold Acrylic on canvas 24 x 48 $3100   Heather’s motivation and inspiration come from the movement and colors of her surroundings. This in turn inspires a truly introspective experience, evoking a distinctive sense of emotion through her creations on canvas.     Top...
Summer’s Bounty

Summer’s Bounty

Sharing exciting new arrivals and current favourites… a feast for the eyes! Included in this Newsletter: Shinah Lee Geoff Searle Anne Kelly Jeff Goodman Studio Becky Holuk Janis Woode MichaudMichaud Design Vance Theoret Digital Styling Services (scroll down…) Feature Testimonial _____________________________ SHINAH LEE   Randonnée d’automne I Oil on canvas 30 x 72 $3550 At the age of thirteen Shinah Lee’s family relocated from South Korea to Montreal. In the years that followed, her studies at Dawson College and University of Quebec shaped her artistic sensibilities.  ...
Spring Fox by Janis Woode

New Artists, New Artwork

We are delighted to welcome four new artists, sculptors Janis Woode and Vance Theoret and jewellers Deira Gerritsen and A&R Jewellery! For all you last-minute Valentine’s shoppers, we have stunning jewellery and many little treasures… Included in this Newsletter: Janis Woode Deira Gerritsen Philip Mix Vance Theoret A&R Jewellery Derek Kasper Andrea Russell Brenda Roy The Importance of Art in the Home – Amber Jordan Design _____________________________ INTRODUCING – JANIS WOODE Curiosity Wrapped copper wire, steel, patina 25.5″ x 7″ x 5″ $2800 My old cat Zephyr has to be...