The Fighter by Janis Woode

The Fighter by Janis Woode

The Fighter by Janis Woode “When I worked in the health care field caring for seniors with dementia, I had a conversation with a resident gentleman about arguing with a spouse. His thought was that there was ‘nothing better than coming home from work and having a good old fight with the wife’ – I suppose if you do anything enough times you get good at it. There could be benefits to being good at fighting. I suppose communications could improve but some of us are so incredibly bad at it that all we are left with is hurt feelings and emotional hangovers. The Fighter pays homage...
Passage by Janis Woode

Passage by Janis Woode

Passage by Janis Woode “My mother wasn’t religious at all but she did go to church. She went to church because she loved to sing. Her later years were spent in care and, although there were on occasion church services on Sundays, she wasn’t so much into attending them unless, of course, there was singing involved. Towards the end of her life she sang a lot. Today, I picture her in her own cathedral-like house singing her heart out, happy and at peace.” – Janis Woode
Hindsight is 2020 by Janis Woode

Hindsight is 2020 by Janis Woode

Hindsight is 2020 by Janis Woode “In looking back on the year 2020, one thing comes to mind, aren’t we all so glad to put it behind us. All of the inconveniences, rules and regulations. A year of face masks, hand sanitizer, social distancing and self isolation. Oh and of course, complaining. But like any bad vacation, I have a feeling when we reminisce about the terrible year Covid hit, there will be stories of how crazy it was in the beginning and how we managed to navigate an unprecedented time in history. There will be stories of losing loved ones and that will be hard. I know we aren’t out...
Roundabout by Janis Woode

Roundabout by Janis Woode

Roundabout by Janis Woode “During the making of Roundabout, I was contemplating the supportive human relationship. It seems to me that friends, family and loved ones in general do their best to support each other in times of need. At least I like to think so. Sometimes the road is bumpy, and we wonder if we are even going in the right direction. Having a friend along for the ride is sometimes all that is required. I have heard it said that it is not the destination but the journey that is important. Time for a road trip!” – Janis Woode
Lead by Janis Woode

Lead by Janis Woode

Lead by Janis Woode “So you’re at a party and you want desperately to leave but the person you’re with doesn’t. You have this fantastic idea that the whole world should hear about but you just can’t seem to get it off the ground. At times it seems like the resistance just won’t give and true enough sometimes it won’t. So do we call that cab and leave them at the party? Do we change gears and come up with a better idea to share with the world? Or do we continue on our journey in hopes of success, acquiring patience and understanding along the way. Questions worth asking.” –...
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
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
Autumnal Artistic Arrivals

Autumnal Artistic Arrivals

Fabulous fall treasures have arrived – new paintings, glass, sculptures and jewellery! We’re excited to share your first glimpses at our fall exhibition line-up, including Brent Lynch and Bi Yuan Cheng! Scroll down for your previews… Included in this Newsletter: Eunmi Conacher Janis Woode Rachelle Brady Jo Ludwig Brenda Roy Carolyn Houg Fall 2021 Exhibition Previews (scroll down…) Superimposing Services & On Approval (scroll down…)   _____________________________   EUNMI CONACHER   Anchorage Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 $5800   As a contemporary...
New Virtual Gallery Tour & Exciting Arrivals

New Virtual Gallery Tour & Exciting Arrivals

Stunning new paintings, sculpture and jewellery… a feast for the eyes! Visit us virtually! Click on the gallery image below to view our latest Google 360° Tour!   Included in this Newsletter: Heather Pant Janis Woode Philip Mix Chi’s Creations Jennifer Heine Kimberly Kiel Shinah Lee Superimposing Services & On Approval (scroll down…) Feature Testimonial   _____________________________   HEATHER PANT   On Wings of the Wind Oil on canvas 36 x 48 $4600   Heather’s use of bold, vivid colours and movement offer a truly introspective experience, evoking a...
Awe-inspiring Artistry

Awe-inspiring Artistry

We are thrilled with the progress our province is making and look forward to welcoming more of you this summer… As always, so much stunning artwork to share! There are just a couple days left to vote in Victoria News’ Best of the City 2021! We are thrilled to have been nominated for ‘Best Art Gallery’. We are truly grateful for your support would be honoured to have your vote. Click here to vote!   Included in this Newsletter: Philip Mix Brenda Roy Becky Holuk Andrea Roberts Mary-Jean Butler Janis Woode Shinah Lee Barbara Adams Superimposing Services & On Approval...