Celebrating visual art of the human form


Janet Duggan

Janet was born in England, but grew up in the wide-open spaces of Montana. She attributes her life-long interest in nature and the arts to growing up among such majestic surroundings.

She loves plein-air painting (weather permitting), while her studio work includes landscapes, architectural subjects, still life and figures. She worked for many years as a professional studio potter, then studied Drawing and Watercolour at the Ottawa School of Art. She has taken professional watercolour workshops with Mel Stabin, Sterling Edwards, Jacques Hebert and Stephen Rothwell. She is an Executive Member of the Ottawa Water Colour Society.

Janet is a regular member of the Bottom Line and Sandy Hill Life Drawing groups. She enjoys the challenge of the human figure, and in particular the excitement of capturing the essence of the subjectís personality in a short time. She finds that life drawing helps all her work by developing essential focus, yet with a constant reminder that we can never be over-confident in our ability. From a life drawing she then enjoys the process of transforming it into a figure painting.

Janetís work is held in collections in Canada and the US, and can be seen at www.janetduggan.com.