Janice Guinan is a self-taught Nova Scotian artist who works primarily in acrylics and oils. She has been nominated twice for the Lieutenant Governor’s Masterworks Art Award. Her paintings are part of the permanent art collection of the Town of Truro, the County of Colchester, the RCMP Operational Communication Centre, the Fairbanks Interpretive Centre, Nova Scotia Power, and in private collections across Canada, the United States and Europe. She is also a featured artist in the book Contemporary Nova Scotia Artists, Volume 2 by Dee Appleby.
For me, painting presents a challenge and an adventure; it is a means of discovery which leads to a greater appreciation for the world around us. A fascination for recording the people and places of our time in history provides me with immense inspiration and vast subject matter that is constantly changing and ever expanding. I believe visual art encourages one to dig deeper beyond what is seen, to capture the essence of what is beyond and value its meaning.