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Janice Tanton B. 1961


40x60” oil on Belgian linen

Estimate - $7,100 - $7,500

An award-winning painter and Alumna of Distinction from Durham College, Janice Tanton also studied at the University of Windsor BFA (Acting) and serves as the first-ever Teaching Artist in Residence (Banff Centre).

Moving from Ontario with her family to Treaty 7 Territory in 2005, she served as Program Manager for Indigenous Leadership at the Banff Centre. She discovered artistic inspiration and support through close relationships with faculty and participants from indigenous communities from across Canada and Australia. She is honoured to have been ceremonially adopted as the daughter of Elder Tom Crane Bear of Siksika, initiated into the pow wow dance circle and is a tipi holder. Seeking to reconcile the wide spectrum of diversity within her communities and families, Janice’s art focusses on cross-cultural relationships through painting, film and performance arts. She resides at Flower Moon Farm in Northern Alberta (Treaty 8) where she continues her studio work and relationship with Creator, Land and People.