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THE MAGIC IS IN THE MOMENT. My mission as an artist is to remind us to seek the beauty in the moments of our lives. I love to paint people lost in a moment as this is where the energy and magic of life reside.

I BELIEVE IN PROTECTING OUR NATURAL WORLD. I also paint our natural world to remind us of the beauty that we need to actively protect. Like the ripples from a stone thrown into a pond, the effect of what we do on a daily basis (or don’t do) has an impact on mother earth and her inhabitants. What will your impact be?

Janet McDonald works in acrylic and oils depending on her subject matter and objectives. She loves the buttery feel and blend-ability of oils and the brilliance of the acrylic colours and their quick-dry nature. Colour, light and texture are all elements she is especially fond of using to support her paintings’ concepts and are strong components of her unique style.

McDonald’s works have been accepted and sold in juried shows including the Sooke Fine Art Show (2015, 2017, 2018), Sidney Fine Art Show (2016, 2018) and the Ladysmith’s “Arts on the Avenue” (2015, 2017, 2018).  Other shows on Vancouver Island in which she regularly participates include the “Nanaimo Art Walk” in winter and in summer the “Originals Only Art Show” in Comox and the Nanoose Art in the Garden. Her original paintings have gone to homes across Canada, Europe and the US.

AWARDS: Honourable Mention for her oil painting entitled: “Descent” – 2017 Sooke Fine Art Show

If you happen to be in Kihei, Maui you can find some of her Hawaiian Hula dance series at the Maui Fine Art Gallery, or if you are island hopping closer to home, a variety of her paintings currently hang at the Hartmann & Co. gallery in Nanaimo, BC.

Commissions are welcomed. Please inquire as to pricing.