Janet Simmons Sweet

Oil Painter

Studio 204


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Janet Simmons Sweet is an award winning, full time artist in her 15th year at the Alton Mill. Her oil artworks are noted for signature dramatic light, enhanced by atmospheric mood. She paints in collections, giving the individual canvas a framework within a larger concept. A Solo Exhibit is regurlary mounted to put the works into a relevant, current, meaningful context.

 "Light tranforms the mundane to the spectacular"

Janet 's style is highly influenced by the Romantic period, and edges into Impressionism. Her study of art continues with oil workshops, plein air watercolour, and graphite/conte Life Drawing Class. She also serves in numerous capacities with regional art organizations, in addtion to both installing and adjudicating art exhibits.

Artworks continue to be accepted in juried and public exhibitions, winning mutiple awards including Jurors' Award, People's Choice Award and Artists' Choice Award. Her artwork is shown extensively in Toronto, Brampton, Guelph, Orangeville and Caledon, seasonally in Niagara on the Lake and the United States. She hangs in private collections in Canada, United States and the UK.

Studio Hours:  Appointments Appreciated                                              By Chance Fri, Sat and Sun

My Studio is less than 200Sq ft.  Larger artworks may not be onsite. Please contact me if you are interested in a specific piece. I will happily make the artwork available for viewing! 

Please see my website for additional artworks and complete exhibit history:  


Current and Upcoming Exhibits

Natural Talent, Assembly Hall, Toronto. October - November 2023




Please see my website www.janetsimmonssweet.ca 

for complete CV and Exhibitng history for years:

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022


2015: People's Choice Award, Headwaters Arts Festival Juried Show.  Previous Years: 10th Anniversary Exhibit  , Beaux-Arts Brampton, "Into the Abyss";  Honourable Mention Wildlife, Nature and Native Juried Show. Etobicoke Civic Centre, Artist Choice. Juror's Award.

Featured in Publications 2013/2014/2015/2017/2018:

Canadian Art; Headwaters Tourism Magazine; Sideroads Magazine; Odeum Magazine; Orangeville Living: In The Hills Magazine;Orangeville Banner;Caledon Citizen.

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