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Janice Mills
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  • Pearcedale, Victoria
  • Australia
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Program / Degree
entry level year for BA
December 31, 1978
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If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Digital, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
I am...
Both a fine artist and graphic designer. Started as one, worked full time as the other, now back after a long break to where I started. In some ways using the experience of the graphics training along with the passion for traditional art in presenting my own style.
About my artwork
Traditional in most ways, but hopefully with a personal touch that makes me stand out from the crowd. The styles and mediums I use depend greatly on the subject. I let it tell me how it wants to be presented. Some is very Australian Impressionist, some a mix of many things.
Artists I like
William Turner, Claude Monet, Renoir, Manet, Hans Heysen, Arthur Streeton, Frederick McCubbin, Tom Roberts, David Chen
Other than art: Horse Riding, Tennis, Swimming, Gardening and Landscaping, Reading Novels, Science Fiction/Fantasy Movies, Cooking, Archaeology and Ancient History, Astronomy (documentaries etc)
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
Any ones I can get to that I can afford to get in.
Centre of the artworld:
nowhere and everywhere

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McClelland Guild of Artists, Artist of the Year Award 2009

As promised, the results from the McClelland Guild Artist of the Year Awards given out yesterday. For the year 2009 I came equal second in the award.

This is the fourth year in succession that I have placed in this award with a third, second, equal first and now and equal second. Not too shabby as I have only been a member for about six years I think and back painting again after a gap of over 20 years for about seven or so years.

I have new paintings on my website at… Continue

Posted on December 6, 2009 at 7:12

change - looking for new avenues

As of today I will not be exhibiting or endorsing the Lioli Gallery. They have changed their minds and will only be renting space to artists, no exhibitions. My invitation from them therefor has been cancelled. I am now actively looking for other avenues for displaying/exhibiting my artworks which I will in turn promote on my web site.

Posted on November 24, 2009 at 3:12

New artwork

I have just uploaded one of my most recent works. This is my first attempt at a totally 100% acrylic painting. It won a highly commended at one art show, and first place at another. The name of "I Love My Mum!" just came to me as I did it. I now have works on display at Art Gallop Gallery in Narre Warren Nth Victoria and Above the Mantle Frankston Vic. Soon also to be at Lioli Gallery in Camberwell Vic (invitation coming soon). Also have sold some works recently. All looking good for the… Continue

Posted on November 23, 2009 at 7:10

Brett Whitely Exhibition Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery July 2009

The Brett Whitely exhibit at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery during July 2009 was a small showing of his life's work. With only 1 or 2 paintings from roughly each decade or so during his life. I have, therefor, supplemented my information by further research of his other works before writing this commentary.

The exhibit began with a self portrait produced in his teens, demonstrating his skill in composition, form, colour and light and shade. It is interesting and… Continue

Posted on July 20, 2009 at 8:11

Being unique

I have found that it has taken me many paths and years to finally start getting it as far as having my own ideas and my own look or style.

It started when I began to "let go" and let the ideas flow out of my head without really forcing them.

The more I let them pop in and just flow out, the more have come. The nice thing is they are mine and not a copy of anyone else. I am not trying to be another Heyson or Turner, just a better me and when they turn out, boy is it… Continue

Posted on July 4, 2009 at 2:00

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At 0:13 on December 7, 2009, Janice Mills said…
Thank you Ocean Grove West for your kind comments about my art. Hope you have a lovely xmas and new year.
At 16:36 on September 16, 2009, Paul Scott Malone said…
Janice: Thanks for your comments on Sand & Fire 16. -- PSM
At 16:26 on September 16, 2009, Paul Scott Malone said…
Janice: Thanks for the comments about Sand & Fire 16. I like Drover too. I lived in Australia for a summer and you seem to capture it very well in all your work. Best. -- PSM
At 13:34 on August 11, 2009, Dianne Engleke said…
Hi Janice, The new paintings are beautiful and I was pleased to comment on them. I've also posted some new work, though not the weekly cartoons, not having the right scanner yet.
At 23:30 on July 18, 2009, Roland Rafael Repczuk said…

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I work as a free artist with the experience of more than 25 years, to develop art and design solutions for real estate, landscape, interieurs. I have many-sided interests. Art, philosophy, literature, religion, music, language, policy, life, nature. I am in search of contacts they positively change my life.
At 22:04 on July 16, 2009, Dianne Engleke said…
Hi Janice,
i checked out your website and saw much there I liked especially 'Wiggle'....beautiful color and elegant line! Racehorse are just such beautiful creatures, whether in response or running full out.
At 18:28 on July 7, 2009, Dianne Engleke said…
Hi again Janice,
Thanks for your perceptive comments. Even though I was lucky enough to attend(casually) two art schools without grades or required courses, there were still really arbitrary if unofficial rules: drawings were what you did before you could paint... if you didn't paint you weren't really an artist... watercolor was a proper medium for women artists, etcetcetc. That was back in the late 60's and I've never regretted deciding to write my own rules. A drawing or painting is finished when I feel it is, when I've captured the moment or mood and sometimes that happens in a few lines or smudges of color.
I really like your work. There is a sense of a real place, animal, moment ....not generic representations.


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