Janice Tayler



Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Tayler now resides with her husband in the Pacific Northwest.   

In 1989 she received her BA degree with specialization in Dance from the University of Winnipeg.  She then moved to Montreal, Quebec where she went on to dance professionally from 1993-2000. During healing from an injury she picked up a paint brush and in 2004, she received her BFA in Painting and Drawing (With Distinction) from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.  

Since 2004 she has sold and exhibited her work across Canada, the USA and Europe. In Canada she is represented by Warehouse Artworks, Wayne Arthur and Lacosse Gallery in Winnipeg. Tayler is a member of the Women Painters of Washington and the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters.  

Tayler paints in an abstract landscape style mixing oil paint, newspaper collage, sand, marker and other materials. She is inspired by images from nature and photographs and drawings of the devastation of the urban landscape from natural and man-made disasters, architectural skeletal structures such as unfinished construction or demolished sites, partly finished bridges, abandoned and decaying industrial sites. Early influences include the Spanish artist Antonio Tapies, German artist Anslem Kiefer and American artist Robert Rauschenberg. She is deeply concerned with the environment and the slow erosion of the earth.