DECORATIVE ARTIST


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Janice lives in the country town of Traralgon, Victoria and teaches 13 classes a week to a total of 130 students including 18 children from her studio - MELROSSA ART STUDIO - the local neighbourhood houses and the Morwell adult education centre.
She carries a full range of DecoArt paints and mediums, brushes and woodware.
Janice is a DecoArt Helping Artist and co-ordinates the local memorybox programme for her area, Janice regularly organises art shows in her area  where her students display some of their best works, The proceeds go to aid the Neo Natal Ward of the local hospital everyone who participates enjoys being able to assist  a worthy cause. 


Janice has been teaching all styles of Folk and Decorative art since 1993 she absolutely loves working with both oils and acrylics, she has studied extensively with many Australian and Overseas artists, completed the Teachers Development Programme, been commissioned to paint many Murals, is regularly invited to show her work in the local Art Gallery and her pieces are always amongst the first sold. she paints on any surface but has a particular love of painting on canvas.
She draws great inspiration from her country surroundings and local wildlife, she`s travelled extensively in Australia,  New Zealand, England and the USA. attending conventions and teaching. 
Janice has a wonderful sense of humour and makes the most of everyday, her students love her sense of fun and her ambition is to impart as much of her knowledge to as many as she can. 
Janice is ably assisted by her husband Ted, he cuts all her specialised wood pieces and helps with her childrens classes, Ted is an oil painter who also exhibits and sells his work.  


Janice says:
"The death of our only son John from a virus, at the age of 13 in 1992, made me feel I wanted to leave something of myself to be remembered and by imparting my knowledge of painting and art may in some way enrich the lives of others and gives meaning to my life."

 

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