Janis Gosbee resides in Deep Bay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Her academic, design and artistic endeavors span more than thirty years and include a Bachelor of Interior Design in the Faculty of Architecture from the University of Manitoba.
Janis’ infinite passion for the visual arts and art history are seamlessly woven into her daily painting practice. From an early age, she recalls being captivated by the images within her late father's diverse collection of art and books.
Her current work can be viewed at both the Tofino Contemporary Gallery of Art and the Federation Studio located at Granville Island, Vancouver.
Janis was recently accepted into the Federation of Canadian Artists ‘On the Edge’ Exhibition and the 2023 Sooke Fine Art Show and is also featured in private collections across North America.
Conveying feeling through abstraction, I focus on capturing the essence of landscapes and nature through shape, colour, and gestural marks. My large-scale works are spontaneous, emotional, and expressive, inspired by patterns and passion found in poetry, music, and nature.
Using acrylic, oil, coloured pencils, and ink, I intertwine natural forms, creating rhythm and depth, emphasizing light and shadow, and the ephemeral space between elements.
It is my artistic quest to explore the dynamic interplay between abstraction and representation.