Janice Guinan is a native Nova Scotian artist, who derives her inspiration from an appreciation of God’s creation. She passionately believes in the importance of the visual arts in the promotion and preservation of our heritage and culture. Working primarily in acrylics, her paintings and commissioned portraits can be found in private collections across Canada, the United States, Australia and Europe.
Guinan has been nominated twice for the Lieutenant Governor’s Masterworks Art Award. Her paintings are part of the permanent art collections of the Town of Truro, the County of Colchester, the RCMP Operational Communication Centre, the Shubenacadie Canal Commission’s Fairbanks Interpretive Centre, Nova Scotia Power and in the private collection of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Her artwork has also been published in various media publications, given special recognition in the 75th Special Anniversary edition of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Quarterly and is a featured artist in Dee Appleby’s book, “Contemporary Nova Scotia Artists, Volume 2”.
Guinan has served as President of Truro Art Society, on the board of directors of Visual Arts Nova Scotia and presently writes two weekly art columns, About Art, for the Truro Daily News and the Colchester Weekly News. She also created and maintains the website Maritime Art List to keep artists and patrons informed about art related matters.