Australian Fine Artist

About Janice so far…..

Janice originally studied at Chisholm TAFE in the late 1970s and has been a Graphic Designer/Artist for over thirty years. She originally trained as a fine artist and in 2009 returned to making that the main focus of her life and career. During 2011 Janice completed a Diploma of Management to help her manage her developing arts practice. She also completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment during which she wrote a 9 week Introduction to Drawing course specifically designed for small groups of beginners who want to cover the basics of drawing in a relaxed but informative atmosphere. Janice went on to complete a Diploma of Visual Art at Chisholm (2012-2013) and an Advanced Diploma in Creative Product Development (2014) with High Distinctions.

Janice also volunteers and holds art workshops at the McClelland Gallery for school groups and children’s holiday art workshops. She holds a Working with Children Check and a Police Check certificate.

As a long term resident in the Mornington Peninsula area Janice is interested in representing Victoria and it’s ora and fauna both in Australia and overseas through her ne art. Much of her recent work is dedicated to the unique beauty and history of our garden state, and more specifically the rural area near her studio. Janice’s passion is painting, to which she is now dedicated to studying to enhance her skills, techniques, and methods, to create a unique and professional style and presentation. She currently has collectors in the UK and Australia, and her work is now in the permanent collection of Chisholm Victoria. Her studio and training/display room is situated at the top end of the Mornington Peninsula on the family property. Viewings of her work can be arranged by appointment.

Janice is currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Art (painting) at University with the goal of being invited to do an Honours year in 2017. She will also be entering several higher profile art exhibitions during this period as well as completing commissions from the growing list of collectors of her work.

Awards

Commended, AGRA Summer Exhibition, 2011-2012;
1st Place, Berwick Artists Society Monthly Meeting, May 2012

2nd Place, McClelland Guild of Artists Monthly Meeting, February 2012

1st Place, Berwick Artists Society Monthly Meeting, February 2012

1st Place, Berwick Artists Society Monthly Meeting, July 2012

2nd Place McClelland Guild of Artists monthly Artist of the Year Awards. August 2012.

3rd Place, McClelland Guild of Artists Monthly meeting Artist of the Year Awards, July 2012

Oil on Canvas

1st Place, Berwick Artists Society Monthly Meeting, September 2012 SOLD

Highly Commended, PSVA Exhibition at Victorian Artists Society Gallery, October 2012 SOLD

"Commended", Mornington Peninsula Art Show 2013

“Commended”, Mornington Peninsula Art Show 2013

2nd Place Section A, Berwick Artists Society Monthly Meeting, February 2013

Ode to Matisse

2nd Place Section C, Berwick Artists Society Monthly Meeting, February 2013

2nd Place, McClelland Guild of Artists Monthly meeting Artist of the Year Awards, March 2013 SOLD

2nd Place Section A, Berwick Artists Society Monthly Meeting, March 2013

2nd Place Section A, Berwick Artists Society Monthly Meeting, March 2013 SOLD

1st Place, McClelland Guild of Artists Monthly meeting Artist of the Year Awards, April 2013

1st Place, McClelland Guild of Artists Monthly meeting Artist of the Year Awards, April 2013
Commended, PSVA Annual Exhibition at AGRA Gallery, 2013

1st place Section A at Berwick Artists Society demonstration for April 2013

1st place Section A at Berwick Artists Society demonstration for April 2013

2nd Place, McClelland Guild of Artists Monthly meeting Artist of the Year Awards, May 2013

2nd Place, McClelland Guild of Artists Monthly meeting Artist of the Year Awards, May 2013

1st Place, McClelland Guild of Artists Monthly meeting Artist of the Year Awards, July 2013

1st Place, McClelland Guild of Artists Monthly meeting Artist of the Year Awards, July 2013

2nd place Section A at Berwick Artists Society demonstration for April 2013

2nd place Section A at Berwick Artists Society demonstration for April 2013

1st Place, Berwick Artists Society Monthly Meeting, September 2013

1st Place, Berwick Artists Society Monthly Meeting, September 2013

1st Place, Section C for Contemporary Art, Berwick Artists Society Monthly Meeting, September 2013

1st Place, Section C for Contemporary Art, Berwick Artists Society Monthly Meeting, September 2013

1st Place, Section C for Contemporary Art, Berwick Artists Society Monthly Meeting, November 2013

1st Place, Section C for Contemporary Art, Berwick Artists Society Monthly Meeting, November 2013

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1st Place, Contemporary Art, Provenance Art Award and Exhibition 2015

Exhibitions

2012

  • AGRA Summer Exhibition December 2011-January 2012
  • Peninsula Art Society Frankston Foreshore Exhibition February 2012
  • Camberwell Art Show March 2012
  • Kilmore Art Show March 2012
  • Bright Art Show March-April 2012
  • Mornington Peninsula Art Show March-April 2012
  • Bendigo Art Exhibition April 2012
  • AGRA Autumn Exhibition April 2012
  • AGRA Winter Art Exhibition June 2012
  • Oakhill Gallery June Exhibition
  • Pastel Society of Victoria Exhibition
  • AGRA AAL Exhibition
  • Ron Rado Exhibition
  • Chisholm End of Year Exhibition
  • Cube 37 Frankston (Chisholm)
  • Bright Space Little Landscapes Exhibition

2013

  • AGRA Summer 2012 Exhibition January-March 2013
  • Mornington Peninsula Art Exhibition  January 2013 – Commended Xtinction Xhibition (Healsville Sanctuary) February-March 2013
  • Mornington Exhibition at Rosebud  March 2013
  • Bendigo Art Show  March-April 2013
  • Vic Arts Autumn Show  April 2013
  • Bright Art Show March-April 2013
  • Kilmore Art Show April 2013
  • Knox Art Show April 2013
  • Red Hill Art April 2013
  • Bright Space Little Landscapes Exhibition
  • Camberwell Art Show June 2013
  • Casey Art Show July 2013
  • AGRA Winter Art Show
  • AGRA AAL Exhibition
  • Kingston Art Show
  • PSVA Annual Art Show – Commended
  • AGRA Spring Art Show
  • Ron Rado Exhibition
  • AGRA Spring Exhibition
  • Chisholm End of Year Exhibition

2014

  • Mornington Peninsula Art Exhibition January 2014
  • Cardinia Art Show February 2014
  • Bright Art Show March 2014
  • Rotary Mornington Peninsula Art Exhibition  April 2014
  • Bright Space Little Landscapes Exhibition March 2014
  • Oakhill Gallery Solo Exhibition – Tales of Things Lost or Forgotten
  • AGRA Winter Exhibition June 2014
  • Vic Arts Society Winter Exhibition June 2014

2015-2016

  • Mornington Peninsula Art Exhibition January 2015
  • Provenance Art Exhibition
  • Mornington Peninsula Art Awards Rosebud
  • Minister’s Exhibition Spring Street Melbourne
  • Oakhill Gallery Little Archies
  • Oakhill Gallery Cigar Box Exhibition May 2015
  • Victorian Artists Society Portrait Prize August 2015
  • Mornington Peninsula Art Awards Rosebud January 2016
  • Oakhill Gallery Cigar Box Exhibition April 2016

Memberships

  • AGRA (Australian Guild of Realist Artists) 2011-2014.
  • Oakhill Gallery 2012-2014.
  • VAS (Victorian Artists Society) 2012-2014.
  • NAVA (National Association of Visual Artists) 2012-2014.
  • MPRG (Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery) 2013-2014.
  • NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) 2013-1014.
  • McClelland Guild of Artists 2005-14.
  • PAS (Peninsula Artists Society) 2009-2014.
  • BAS (Berwick Artists Society) 2010-2014.
  • PSVA (Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia) 2010-2014.

Workshops

  • Glenn Hoyle – Water Colours, Oil Painting, Drawing (Perspective)
  • David Chen – Oil Painting (Seascapes), Colour Theory, Tonalism (colour), Painting Nudes, Painting Portraits, Tonalism (Greys)
  • Max Wilkes – Pastels
  • Cathy Van Ee – Portraits in Oils
  • Margo Vigorito – Mixed Media
  • Leigh Rust – Pastels, Drawing (Perspective)
  • Arts for Life 2 Day Workshop – Arts Access/City of Casey – Arts Facilitating for the Disabled
  • Photography (use of the Canon D7 Digital Camera) Introduction 2 hour Workshop – Frankston Photography
  • Photography (use of the Canon D7 Digital Camera) Intermediate 2 hour Workshop – Frankston Photography

Comments on: "About Janice so far….." (3)

  1. What an awesome Blog, Janice. Congratulations on your many accomplishments!!

    Elliott (elliottingotham.wordpress.com)

    • Thanks Elliott. I appreciate you taking the time to have a look.
      I have gone and had a look at your blog site since and looked at the women artists and left a comment.
      Kindest regards,
      Janice.

  2. Dear Janice Mills,

    I work at Agora Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in New York City. I thought you may be interested in learning about Agora Gallery and our promotional services.

    Please let me know if you are interested. I am happy to forward some information at your request.

    Best regards,

    Lydia Caulfield
    Marketing Coordinator, Agora Gallery
    http://www.agora-gallery.com
    lydia@agora-gallery.com

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