Painting is my passion…..

I paint in many different styles and feature a myriad of subject matter, which I show as individual collections….
I am inspired by the world around me and love interpreting it in brilliant colours, often influenced by books I’ve read, including famous authors and poets from the past…
Sometimes I am moved to write short stories and poems to better illustrate my point of view, but in fact the works can stand entirely on their own

Over the years, I have taught art at the college level and privately in the studio, and I have been a frequent contributor to Canada’s premier design and art magazines.
My television appearances include several popular decorating shows, my work has been featured in numerous publications, and can also be found in many private homes around the city
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As you view my work, I hope that you will find something that resonates with you

  • Below is a list of the various series of art works and to the right is a selection of the major collections which contain a sampling of most viewed works…click on the titles on either list to see the works in each collection..

My RedBubble Gallery is Janis Zroback Fine Art
My Zazzle Gallery showcases my business cards…
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Copyright notice:
© All rights reserved. All images contained on these pages are © copyright protected by Janis Zroback and any use of these images in any form without her written permission will be considered an infringement of these copyrights and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law
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Room Settings showcasing my work © Janis Zroback


Some will see death in these familiar seed heads, but I see life…they are brown, dry, crisp to the touch, but they stand tall in the garden defying Winter’s rage, while all around them bow in defeat….
I remember the white, the pink, the yellow blaze of colour not so long ago flaunted in pride high above the garden bed….
In these sere days, in these hours of melancholy wheeling flights, they give us reason for hope
…Janis Zroback
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“From a thousand hills, bird flights have vanished;
on ten thousand paths, human traces wiped out:
Lone boat, an old man in straw cape and hat,
fishing alone in the cold river snow
"…Liu Tsung-Yuan
View more of the collection here and here

Some of my Collections are now available for purchase in book form..

Please click HERE and visit my bookstore to preview “Engagement Calendar 2013” “The Little Book of Cherries”, “Earth Songs” “Recipes for Textures”, “Trees” and "Food Glorious Food and "Winter in the North
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Click the titles below to view my different collections
Abstract
Acrylic
Autumn
Blue
Cakes
Calendars
Canada
Cherries
Chinese Brush Painting
Christmas
Countryside
Daylilys
Dessert
Earth Songs
Faces
Flowers
Food
Fruit
Hardy
India
Inks
Journals
Journey The
Landscape
Light
Night
Oriental Painting
Oriental 2
Pastel
Pears
Pillows
Poppies
Portfolio Collection
Portrait
Queen Anne’s Lace
Realism
Red
Sea
Seascape
Sky
Snow
Still Life
Summer
Sunflowers
Sunsets
Portrait
Portraiture
Thomas Hardy Inspired Works
Tools
Trees
Tropical Paintings
Tulips
Venice
Water
Watercolours
Winter
Woman
Writings

  • Joined: March 2008

Journal

The Soup..

I have been asked so many times how I achieve certain effects, that I decided that I would write a short article that would explain some of my basic Watercolour methods / How often do you clean your watercolour palettes…daily, weekly, monthly, never? / I have a number of palettes going at the same time…the reason for this is that I like to keep pastel colours in one palette, deeps in …
Posted 26 days – 8 comments

In Case You Wondered

Why my new work has slowed down so much, it is because I am ill and have been for some weeks.. / It will be at least three more weeks for full recovery, unless of course I have a relapse.. / Please, if you see that features are slow or banners are missing it is because I have slowed down myself…I can do features on my IPad, but not banners…those will have to wait till I can sit at my …
Posted 30 days – 52 comments

Knocking It Off and Selling It....

From my Winter Collection 2008.. / “One of the oldest sins in art is knocking off someone else’s creation and selling it"… / Take a leisurely stroll around this site sometime and you will see many instances of works supposedly inspired by, but instead are blatant copying not only of other members works, but the works of other artists and creators, amounting to copyright infringem…
Posted about 1 month – 4 comments

Redbubble Please Read This...

Room Settings… by © Janis Zroback / Wouldn’t you all love to display your works in room settings like the ones above? / It gives the viewers immediate feedback as to how a work would look in their rooms and would definitely increase sales.. / We could have a variety of settings on our edit pages and choose the ones that suit our works.. a more advance version would be if the viewer c…
Posted about 1 month – 129 comments