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 the 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.

Janet’s works are regularly featured at the “Nanaimo’s Art Walk” in winter and “Originals Only” in Comox and Ladysmith’s Arts on the Avenue in summer. The sale of a large original oil painting at the 2015 Sooke Fine Art Show is a recent feather in her cap. Throughout the year her paintings are available at the Hartmann & Co. Gallery in Nanaimo.

Commissions are welcomed. Please inquire as to pricing.