Janice P Van Dijk - Creative Expressions
Original paintings, mixed media fibre art, digital art, and photography!

About

Artist Statement

Creativity is an important part of my life. Colour, texture, light and shadow are what catches my attention.

Creative expressions are avaiable in the form of original watercolour paintings, batik painting using fabric dyes on cotton fabric, watercolour batik painting on rice paper, photography, mixed media in the form of fibre art and digital collage.  This combination of media reflects how I see and experience the world around me.

​With all this exploration nothing remains static. My creative works will continue to change and evolve.

 

About the Artwork

Most original paintings are sold unframed.

Various sizes of prints of photographs, watercolour batiks and batik paintings as well as watercolour paintings and watercolour prints can be ordered e.g., printed on fine art or photo rag paper, canvas OR framed OR mounted on cradled panels e.g.  gelatin prints, digital collage.

Original fibre art is available framed (as shown) or unframed (as shown).

​For any details about the artwork including prices and method of payment e.g., PayPal, please contact me.

 

Estimated Prices (Cdn $) - depends on art paper & actual print size

Prints (sizes [in inches] may be irregular)

8 x 10   $25.00 

11 x 14 $35.00

16 x 20 $50.00

10 x 10 $30.00

20 x 20 $60.00

 

Shipping

  • After payment clears, artwork is shipped (within Canada only) by Canada Post (insured)
  • Shipping confirmation + tracking number is sent to you by email 
  • A signature is needed upon delivery

 

Art Activities - Past & Present

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • Hillview Gallery, Lincoln Dr - October & December 2013
  • Chameleon Nation - Artist Emporium, Kingston, September 2007
  • Kingston Frameworks Gallery - Frameworks Kingston, June - August 2007
  • Organization of Kingston Women Artists (OKWA) - Annual Members Show - March 2005, February 2006 & January 2008
  • "The Elements", "Navigation", "The Garden", "Inspiration & Decoration: The Orient", "Inspiration & Decoration: The Garden Party" and "Inspiration & Decoration: Journeys" and "Inspiration & Decoration": Passions: The Kingston Fibre Artists – Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Kingston, spring 1998-2009
  • Inspiration & Decoration - Kingston Fibre Art group show - Almonte, Mississippi Textile Museum, August - October 2005
  • "Diversity", "Diversity II" & "Diversity III & Diversity IV" - Group Art Show - Fall 2003 - 2012 – Kingston Frontenac Public Library
  • Juried, Kingston Photographic Club, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Kingston, spring/summer 2002-2007
  • Town & Country Studio Tour - Kingston, Oct 2004, 2005 & 2006
  • Juried, VAGA Gallery, The Arthur Child Heritage Centre, Gananoque, May to October 1998-2004
  • Interconnected Art Gallery, The Windmills Café, Kingston, May & October 1996
  • Not Juried, Kingston Interconnected Art Studio Tour - Spring & Fall 1995 – 2013 (coorganizer & organizer)

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • Starbucks Gallery, Princess St, Kingston, August 2009
  • Waiting Room Gallery - Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, April - July 2007
  • "Invisible Light: Infrared Photography", Ban Righ Centre, Queen's University, mid-July - August 2006
  • Cataraqui Golf & Country Club, Kingston, (photographs, watercolour & digital paintings), April 10 - mid June 2005
  • The Golden Rooster Restaurant, Princess St Kingston, November 2002 (photographs & watermedia paintings)
  • The Kingston Frontenac Public Library, the Foyer, November 1997 (watercolour paintings)
  • Interconnected Art Gallery, The Windmills Café, Kingston, August 1996 (watercolour paintings)

 

AWARDS or ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

  • Kingston Photographic Club (KPC) - CAPA Merit Award (contributions to KPC), 2008
  • 1st Place - Printmaker of the Year, Camera Kingston Award - Kingston Photographic Club, 2005 – 2006
  • 2nd Place, Photographer of the Year, Kingston Photographic Club, 2005 - 2006
  • 1st Place - Creative Experimental Photography Award - Kingston Photographic Club, 2004 - 2005
  • 3rd Place - Photographer of the Year - Kingston Photographic Club, 2004 - 2005
  • OKWA Annual Members Show - 2nd Best in Show for "Apple Blossoms" - Digital Painting, 2005
  • 1st Place - Creative Experimental Photography Award - Kingston Photographic Club, 2003 - 2004
  • Camera Kingston Award - 2nd Place - Print Maker of the Year; 3rd Place – Creative Experimental Photographer of the Year, Kingston Photographic Club Trophy; 3rd Place - Photographer of the Year; Rosette Award - Top Photograph of the Year "After a June Rain PEI", 2002 -2003
  • Harrison Burbidge Memorial Award -Top First Year Photographer, 2001 - 2002
  • Camera Kingston Award - 3rd Place - Print Maker of the Year, 2001 - 2002
  • City of Artists, Prt I, Kingston Life Magazine, Summer, p.67, 2002

 

ART ACTIVITIES

  • Curriculum Coordinator, Kingston School of Art, Fall 2019
  • Organizer & co-organizer Kingston Interconnected Art Studio Tours, 1996 - 2013
  • President, Kingston Photographic Club, 2005 - 2008
  • Vice President & Program Director, Kingston Photographic Club, 2003 - 2005
  • Vice President, VAGA Art Group, 2003-2004
  • Art Website Design & Maintenance-kingstonartists.com 2001 - 2005, vagagallery.com 2002 - 2005, kingstonfibreartists.ca 2003 -2007, larsenart.com 2002 - 2005
  • Instructor, “Portfolio Development”, Part-time studies, St Lawrence College, June 2007 Instructor, "Introduction to Digital Photography" and "Introduction to Digital Imaging", Part-Time Studies, St. Lawrence College, Kingston 2002 - 2003, 2008 - 2009
  • Instructor, "Introduction to Digital Photography", Camera Kingston, Kingston, 2002 - 2009
  • Co-organizer, Town & Country Studio Tour, Kingston, Fall , 2004 - 2005
  • Juror/Judge, Napanee Photography Club March 2003, Sept 2004; Kingston Photographic Club November 2003, VAGA Group Shows 2002 - 2004 

 

WORKSHOP / PRESENTATIONS

  • Reawakening Creative Flow, Canadian Embroiders’ Guild (CEG - London) Summer/June Workshop, 5 day workshop, 2009
  • Photographing Artwork using Basic Lighting Techniques - Heirloom Spinners & Weavers, February 2009
  • Miksang Level I - Looking & Seeing, Kingston Photographic Club (January) & Every Angle Photo Club (EAPA), Brockville, March 2009
  • Miksang Level I - Looking & Seeing, Contemplative Photography, Kingston, 2008
  • Every Angle Photo Club (EAPA), Brockville, November 15, Photoshop Layers, 2006
  • Napanee Photo Club, June 13, "Digital Infrared & Altered Images", 2006
  • Every Angle Photo Club (EAPA), Brockville, March 1, "Creative Photography", 2006
  • Kingston Photographic Club, January, "The Digital Darkroom", 2006
  • Kingston Photographic Club, "Beyond Filters, Digital Painting", 2004
  • Queen's University Computer Club, Digital Photography, May 2004
  • Every Angle Photo Club (EAPA), Brockville, "Intro to Photoshop", March 2004
  • Napanee Photography Club, "Creating the Digital Image", 2003
  • VAGA Group, "Creating the Digital Image", 2002
  • Instructor, Digital Imaging workshops (own studio), 2002 - 2004
  • Kingston Fibre Artists, "How to Create Chenille", 2001 

 

ART EDUCATION/COURSES

  • St. Lawrence College, Kingston/Brockville, 1993 - 2000, 2007 part-time watercolour, photography & fibre art courses
  • Haliburton Summer School of the Arts, 1996 - 2006, 2008 part-time fibre art, alternative watermedia & printmaking courses