Janice Low is a visual artist, a painter and photographer, whose art studies and activities were originally in Winnipeg with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Cre8ery Gallery, the Norman Art Group, Artists Emporium and the Manitoba Camera Club. There she participated in numerous exhibitions at Great West Life Corporate Headquarters, the Blankstein Galley, the Cangene Corporation and at the Cre8ery Gallery.
Since relocating to the Niagara region, Janice has been active with the St. Catharines Photo Club, Canadian Association for Photographic Art, Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre, Parkway Artists Guild, St Catharines Art Association, RiverBrink Art Museum, Niagara Falls Art Gallery, Dundas Valley School of Art, Rosberg Gallery, Objects to Desire, the Niagara Plein Air Group, Niagara Poets and Painters and the City of Niagara Falls Annual Art Show.
Janice was juried into the City of St Catharines "Beyond the Wall" exhibition and the Niagara Pumphouse "Wine Country" exhibit and she regularly has her work in the Pumphouse Members Gallery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, RiverBrink Art Museum Gift Shop in Queenston and at Objects to Desire in Grimsby. She was selected to artistically paint one of the City of Niagara Falls community pianos for an event called "PlayPlayPlay!". Janice coordinated the Parkway Artists Guild's 2022 Fall Show and has an exhibition at the Niagara Falls Art Gallery from January to March 2023.
Janice has committed time to community cultural events such as the Niagara Falls Night of Art, facilitated art activities for the City of St Catharines Culture Days for the past seven years and provided an art donation to benefit the Niagara Furniture Bank. Art donations are made annually to the Dundas Valley School of Art Auctions and the DVSA "Little Black Frame" fundraisers to benefit community art education. She is a Board Member of the Niagara Falls Art Gallery.
Images of Janice's work are online at the St Catharines Art Association, the Niagara Pumphouse Art Centre and the Parkway Artists Members Galleries, the Facebook site "J Low Art" and online at the RiverBrink gift shop. Her work has earned "First Place", "Best of Show" and "Honourable Mention" awards.
Although I grew up in the Thousand Islands area of Ontario, I spent much of my life in Winnipeg where I raised my family and had my professional career in education. My interest in nature, science and the visual arts fuels my artistic endeavours creating compositions in acrylics and producing fine art photography. I am inspired by the iconic works of the Group of Seven and gravitate to painting landscapes of northern Ontario. Rural road trips and a boat trip through the Trent Severn Waterway have reinforced my love of this scenery. My photography is a totally different genre, with most of my images capturing vibrant murals of graffiti from locations in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. My goal as an artist is to help enrich visual arts in the community and enhance personal and corporate spaces with captivating images.