Janie Dugan-Downey, visual artist
Janie was born and raised in small town Ontario, 1.5 hours northeast of Toronto; a 4th generation resident until moving to the border city of Windsor, Ontario, in 2014. Back home, Janie was involved in the arts as an actor in the local dinner-theatre; self-published her maternal grandmother’s book, Songs for Sighs (2010) by Rosa Bateman McGee; and was always involved at church, either teaching Sunday school, participating in the choir, helping to serve at the homeless dinners, organizing talent nights, and singing her own music at various venues.
After moving to Windsor, Janie started to pursue the visual arts and put her God-given talents (Dreams & Visions) to work, where she now expresses herself through intuitively designed artwork; creating her own visual style. As a contemporary artist, Janie’s style is divided between the use of Indian ink drawings with a turkey feather and a paintbrush for other mediums. Janie, through some of her artworks, hopes to inspire others to respect the environment, to conserve and to recycle, and further, to consider the reality of climate change and the effect it has on our world.
Janie is offering commissioned one-of-a-kind personal ‘Life Drawings’ to her clients, where dreams and aspirations are spoken with paint and imagery. These unique and one-of-a-kind original artwork drawings can be designed in black and white or colour.
Janie is also offering prints of originals that are available as limited editions numbered prints, signed by the artist. These prints are currently being reproduced on Giclee printers that use a 12-colour ink system. Giclee printing means the squirting of paint onto paper or canvas, matching the original artwork colour exactly and producing a print identical in imagery as close to the original as possible.
Visit her website: janiedugandowney.com
To view more of her artwork or make arrangements to meet her at the Walkerville Artists Co-op: