Janice is a lifelong Maryland resident, fine artist, and has a passion for education. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from MICA and a Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology which propelled her to be a Learning Designer at University of Maryland Global Campus. Janice is inspired by nature and introduces it into whatever medium she works.
Janice knows the hustle of juggling multiple passions, but embraces it during the serendipitous moments when they complement one another perfectly. You can see her alongside subject matter experts consulting on ways to enhance the student experience even better, showing her work or getting her hands dirty making fine art pieces that her clients take on to cherish for years, or caring for her two Biak tree monitors Leeloo and Korben.
Her art stems from fond memories outdoors with family and being inspired by their unique creative passions. Janice enjoys the freedom to use various materials, mediums, and surroundings to influence her creative process. She is drawn to the art elements of color, pattern, line and texture, the latter of the two elements being most meaningful to her.
The study of the wearable art medium and its meticulous nature has intrigued Janice from an early age. It always seems to resurface for her. She finds comfort in the active synergy between a person embellishing themselves while also displaying a piece of art, as opposed to a stagnant placement in a house or other dwelling. Decades of investigation with techniques and materials has led Janice to discover her 3-step wearable mixed media paper art process, the majority of my body of work. I also continue to experiment with other creative reuse pieces using natural objects, x-ray film, and other components.