Meet and greet at Peninsula Gallery

Peninsula Gallery is hosting a meet and greet with artist Janice Robertson this week

Salmon River by Janice Robertson.

Peninsula Gallery is hosting a meet and greet with artist Janice Robertson this week.

On Saturday, Sept. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. the gallery will feature Robertson’s works and Robertson herself will demonstrate her techniques using acrylics, watercolours and oils.

Robertson is known for her light-filled impressionistic paintings of West Coast beaches, streams and forests as well as scenes inspired by her home and garden.

Robertson’s family had a long history of female artists. Two great aunts on both sides of her family were professional artists, something that was quite unusual at the time.

She grew up in North Vancouver where she explored the woods and creeks every day after school.

Her childhood summers were spent on Thormanby Island where she and her sisters filled their days with art and crafts.

To this day, Robertson feels re-charged and inspired by time spent outdoors. Her talent blossomed in high school where she was encouraged to follow her path as an artist.

Her art training included courses in the fine arts department of Fraser Valley College, as well as many workshops taught by accomplished artists.

A professional artist since 1989, she is a four time medal winner with the Federation of Canadian Artists and has received several other awards.

Her paintings are found in collections throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Singapore.

Robertson is also a popular and respected workshop instructor and this year, she will be one of the jurors of the Sidney Fine Art Show.

For more information and to see samples of some of Robertson’s work, visit www.pengal.com.

— With files from Peninsula Gallery