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Selections - John Janzen

Pearl Ellis Gallery Jan 07, 2020 – Jan 25, 2020

New year, new show at the Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery starts the new year with “Selections” by J.F. Janzen. The exhibition is about choices and – in this case – images that are part of the artist’s journey of change and growth over the past five years. A recent move to the Comox Valley from Victoria led Janzen to establish Studio Rivertown on his new property. It meshes, along with other ongoing projects, his impressions of the surrounding area from an environmental viewpoint with a deep need for concern for the planet. ”Selections” could be considered a familiarization of Janzen’s style of mark making.

Encouraged by family, friends and teachers, J.F. Janzen turned to creating at an early age. After a lifetime of doing so with a self-managed art education which took him from Alberta, Canada, to the U.S. and Europe, Janzen learned and shared his passion with others along the way. Expression in watercolour, acrylic, and resin – including up-cycling furniture – are his focus. Janzen will, on occasion, do commissioned work if a clear vision is shared with the client. For one-on-one coaching and small workshops, he can be reached at

The exhibition runs from January 7 to 25. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 11 from 1:00-3:00 pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.


"Race Day"
by John Janzen
"Burrard Inlet"
by John Janzen
by John Janzen
"Bev J"
by John Janzen
"The Calm Before"
by John Janzen
"Jewels Of Denial"
by John Janzen
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