Artist- Oil on Canvas
located in the
Alton Mill Arts Centre, Studio # 204
1402 Queen St, Alton, Ontario Canada
12 months of the Year
Studio Hours: Due to the size of my Studio, until further notice, the Studio is open by appointment only
Janet Simmons Sweet can be found at the Alton Mill Arts Centre 12 months of the year. Her Studio, number 204, is at the top of the red stairs. Janet has been a full time Artist for over 20 years, and is now in her 15th year at the Mill.
The Studio is currently not open to the public due to recent health concerns. Appointments can be arranged through the Contact Information section of this website. Artwork in her Studio is for sale. Available artworks are listed on this website under "Artworks Currently for sale" (roll over the image for details).
Janet also exhibits extensively in Public and Private Galleries in juried, group, and solo exhibits. As a result, artworks found on this website may be in several locations at any given time.
Artworks are in oil, impressionistic in style, and often pushed to realism or pulled to abstraction. Dramatic light is her signature. Canvas is used exclusively for a base of texture, often enhanced with various mediums. Her artworks vary in size and price for a wide demographic. A comprehensive description of Janet's formal training, style and inspirations, exhibiting history, awards, and publications, can be found on the "Biography" page. Previous years available on request.
Janet is recognized for her artwork painted in Collections. One concept, location or time frame, may be delivered by using multiple canvases to symbolically deliver one idea. The artwork is painted, and installed, in a specific order. The canvases transition from one to the next, and the Collection viewed in its entirety tells the story. She is an emotional painter with the subject matter being from a personal connection and meaning.
Janet's home base of The Alton Mill Arts Centre is approximately 45 minutes outside of Toronto (GTA), to the north-west. Easy access via Hwy 410 brings you to Hwy 10 (Caledon), only minutes from the village of Alton.
"Light transforms the mundane to the spectacular"