Janice Mills is a female artist born in Australia, currently working in Australia.
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Janice originally studied at Chisholm TAFE in the late ‘70s and has also been a Graphic Designer/Artist for over thirty years for publishing, display advertising, newspaper, real estate, printing and sign companies. She originally trained as a fine artist and in 2009 returned to making that the main focus of her business.

During 2011 she completed a Diploma of Management and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. This qualifies Janice to pass on her considerable graphic and fine art skills to interested students through a 9 week Introduction to Drawing course which she has written specifically for small groups of beginners who want to cover the basics of drawing in a relaxed but informative atmosphere. Having had a passion for art all her life she can relate to the urge to want to draw, paint and be creative.

Being a long term resident in the Mornington Peninsula area Janice is interested in representing Victoria and it’s flora and fauna both in Australia and overseas through her fine art. Much of her recent work is dedicated to the unique beauty in our garden state.

MEMBERSHIPS:

Australian Guild of Realist Artists 2011-2014.
Commended 2011 exhibition.

Oakhill Gallery 2012-2014.

Victorian Artists Society 2012-2014.

NAVA (National Association of Visual Artists) 2012-2014.

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery 2014.

National Gallery of Victoria 2014.

McClelland Guild of Artists 2005-13.
Artist of the Year 3rd 2006 and 2007, co-winner 2008, equal 2nd 2009 and winner 2010, 2011 and 2013.

Peninsula Artists Society 2009-2013

Berwick Artists Society 2010-2013.
Winner Artist of the Year Section A Experienced Artists 2010, 2012 and 2013.
Winner Artist of the Year Section C Contemporary Art 2013.

Pastel Society of Victoria 2010-2013.
1st Place Still Life 2011, Highly Commended Wildlife 2012.

Janice has completed a Diploma of Visual Arts at Chisholm (2012-2013) and was awarded the Oakhill Gallery Award for Academic Excellence for an Emerging Artist. She earned High Distinctions (11) and Distinctions (2) in the first year of study and all High Distinctions in the second year. She is now completing an Advanced Diploma in Creative Product Development (Fine Art) in 2014.

At the Little Landscapes exhibitions held by the college at Bright Space Gallery in St Kilda Janice sold paintings in the first couple of hours on opening night both years of her course.

Janice does commissions covering a variety of subjects including beloved canine pets as well as cats and of course horses and welcomes new clients locally, interstate and overseas.

Since 2006 Janice has attended workshops to increase her fine art skills with such recognised artists as David Chen, Cathy Van Ee, Glenn Hoyle, Max Wilkes and Leigh Rust.