ARTIST'S PORTRAIT * JANET HILL

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?
Hot
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?
Freedom!

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!