Janice Opie

Fine Arts

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Janice Opie hails from Ancaster, Ontario, and currently resides in Niagara Falls. Many disciplines have been touched upon, including dying silk for clothing, chain maile, mosaic stone pathways and Thangka painting in a Tibetan monastery. She recently published a fiction novel loosely based on a two year offshore sailing stint. Throughout all phases of creating, acrylics and watercolours have woven a common thread which are the basis of this website. 

A few short, compressed videos of technique used on watercolours

Not one to paint realistically, I tend to apply some abstract techniques onto most of my work. I hope you enjoy!

A little more information on the novel available at Amazon. Built a sail boat in British Columbia, and sailed it down the Pacific Coast, through the Panama Canal,  across the Caribbean to Florida. The story is based on this but is also a murder mystery. Enjoy!



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Large Indoor and Outdoor Murals

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Award winning artist Janice Opie is conducting a Beginners Watercolour Course at the MacBain Community Centre in Niagara Falls. The course is four weeks long and options are day time from 1 - 3 starting on Tuesday May 24 and continues for the following three Mondays. The evening course starts Thursday May 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 and continues for the following three Thursdays. Cost is $80.00. The four photos below are what each student will paint while learning various skills in watercolour. A step by step approach will be followed. Please contact the MacBain Community Centre for supply list needed or email janiceopie@icloud.com. There is limited spaces for this course so don’t miss out. Let’s have fun!!🎨

A great day with students from the Fort Erie International Academy learning watercolour techniques.

Beginners Water Colour Class,

April 2022, 3rd Space Cafe,

Niagara Falls, ON

Intermediate Water Colour Class,

April 2022, Bergie & Friends Gallery and Gift Shop,

Niagara Falls, ON