Monday, June 7, 2010


Many of you may know of her already, but if you don't, I'd like to introduce you to the very lovely and talented Canadian artist, Janet Hill.

Where were you born?
   Brampton, Ontario, Canada
What would you take if your house was burning down? 
 My family (obviously) and my Kate Spade purses.

Your favorite book?
                 I have so many, but right now I'm in love with Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
 If you could have only 1 last meal, what would you want on the menu?
Champagne and oysters.

Janet's charming "Idea Space"

 Do you prefer hot weather or cold?
Favorite artists?
That's hard to choose! Um, but at this moment I would say Karen Kilimnik, Holly Farrell, and VR Morrison. All women...that's interesting.
Pet peeve?
                         Having to pay for 'boring bills'. Like a roof repair, or a new dishwasher. Ugh.

Best childhood memory?
For some reason, playing 'Winged Monkey #3' in my elementary school's production of The Wizard Of Oz comes to mind. It seemed like a pretty exciting thing to be a part of and I liked playing a bad guy or rather, a bad monkey. We had to wear black leotards with glow in the dark paint and our only form of movement was gymnastics. I was also pretty surprised that I was chosen for the role since they were after tiny gymnasts and I stood at least a foot above everyone else. However, I could do some pretty mean handsprings back in those days so that likely helped. Oh, and I also had one line 'We have to take Dorothy back to the castle now'. Pretty exciting stuff. I wanted to be an actress for a whole five days after that performance.
Favorite travel destination?
Just one? I'm cheating here and I'm going to say Charleston, South Carolina, and Cape Cod. Oh, and I'm pretty lucky (most days) to live in Stratford, Ontario which is a big tourist town....home of the Stratford Festival of Canada, but is probably better known at the moment as Justin Bieber's hometown- yikes. The good thing is that when I'm feeling a little poor, I can always play tourist in my own town.

Favorite Shop?
I have to admit that I'm a big Anthropologie girl. In terms of online shopping, I would have to pick Etsy - of course.
What is, to you, the best thing about being an artist?

I want to thank Janet for taking the time to tell us a little more about herself and share some of her amazing work. Be sure to check out her Etsy shop and blog - you will be very glad you did!


Kwana said...

Her work is beautiful. Thanks for the intro.

North of 25A said...

I am happy to know a bit more about Janet Hill - I have admired her work for a while now and I always enjoy reading interviews with people whose work I enjoy.

Unknown said...

oh her work is GORGEOUS- wow. Thanks Anne for introducing us! ( we have to replace a dishwasher in a house that is not even 2 years old.. boring bills do suck ;) xx

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love her work! Thank you for giving attention to her beautiful art!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

What's the Seinfeld quote? "It's like worlds colliding"? Anyway - two of my favorites - one interviewing the other. I love it!

Beach House Living said...

I like her print "she like to call" and that aqua radio I'm guessing is in her workspace.

PS Finally saw my friend for her birthday. She loved the blue and white ginger jar cards.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

This is what I like about blogging.........that so many wonderful artists can have the word spread about their talent. When I first met Janet via the blogging world I was so delighted to meet a fellow Canadian and one who lives only a few hours away in the most wonderful town of Stratford. She is right, it is a wonderful spot to create and live. I imagine the creative ambiance found there helps her create such lovely pieces. You are good to spread the word on fellow artists Anne. Hope all is well in steamy Florida. Much love XO

MrsLittleJeans said...

Lovely art and such a lovely interview as well...thanks Anne! Have a great week!

Christy said...

What a great interview Anne - I've been a huge fan of Janets for about a year and am lucky to have a few of her canvases in my bedroom!

lisaroy said...

Cute interview and I really love her work - so nostalgic feeling. Yay Canadian! : )

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

A lovely, interesting interview, Anne, and such beautiful work too. XXXX

pve design said...

I adore the girly feel of Janet's work. I also love the freedom of being an artist! I love her photo with her pooch!

Unknown said...

Great to the work of this clearly talented artist!

Lilacandgrey said...

Lovely work, I will check her out!

Unknown said...

Well...thank you...she is delightful and the paintings are beautiful....smiles.

Debra said...

Hi Anne~The first time I saw Janet's work I thought they were photos~ isn't she fabulous! You are so very sweet to share all of these wonderful artists and their work. Stop by to check out my little give-away!

Hello Lover... said...

Her work is beautiful - thanks for the post!

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

OOOHHH I love her! Thanks for introducing Janet to the blog world.

Lara Harris said...

A true inspiration to so many artists!

Diana Mieczan said...

Such a fun post and its so lovely to get to know some amazing people..Thank you! I adore her work...Kisses and enjoy your day my dear!
Love it!

Averill said...

I actually hadn't run across Janet or her work before -- but I love her responses and can't wait to check out her blog/Etsy shop.

Thanks for the intro, Anne!

Michelle said...

so so pretty...she is very talented indeed!! She creates a serene world.

Yes, loving Anthopologie myself lately.


Karena said...

She is an amazing artist, love her work!

Art by Karena

Luna Levy said...

I love Janet's artwork, thanks for the feature!

A Blind Pash Interiors - Kris Tsiamis said...

I also love Janet's work, one of my favorites on etsy. Thanks for featuring her work and allowing us to get to know her better.

Kirsten Steen said...

Great post! Love that you share others work and get their names out there. I'm about to do that for a photography friend. Trying to think of some good questions for her. Thanks for sharing!

Corinne Gomez said...

I'm very lucky to have a few of her oil pieces and print and so many of my house visitors, admire and comment on her lovely work.
She's very talented and such a beautiful girl. I'm thrilled to know of her work!

janet said...

Thanks Anne for the great interview!

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

She is an amazing artist. Thanks for the interview!

Lisa Porter said...

Thank you for the introduction.
Janet's works are absolutely lovely!
It's looking very sunny here at Annechovie. Always makes me smile.
Hope you are well.
xo Lisa