Janet Armstrong, SCA

Janet B. Armstrong, AFCA, SCA, was born and grew up in Calgary, Alberta. She resides in the Cochrane area with her husband of 35 years, with whom she raised three children.
Her formal education includes studies at the Alberta College of Art, Burlington Art Centre, and University of Calgary. Frequent participation in artists' advanced workshops helps her to continually hone her skills. Her passion for the Arts continues through her studio and plein air painting, fund-raising projects, and her art gallery business in the heart of Cochrane, Alberta.

Janet has created paintings and murals for numerous corporate and themed events, and various private commissions. Her paintings have appeared on the covers of local magazines, and in collections throughout Canada, and in Europe, the UK, and Thailand. One painting, Morning at Ground Zero 2005, became part of an on-going art exhibition touring throughout Europe and the US, and onward to Japan.

Janet began her career at Gulf Oil in Calgary, where she worked as an artist for seven years. The desire to blaze her own trail tempted her away from the corporate scene. As an independent contractor she has been engaged by the Calgary Public Library, the Calgary Zoo, the Calgary Board of Education, Eastslope Studios, Silvermoon Productions, Studio Y Creations, Anne Murphy Designed Events, and Udderly Art, among others. In addition, she taught painting classes to aspiring artists at various venues throughout Calgary and area for eight years.

She has donated artwork and volunteered her time on collaborative projects to benefit many organizations across Alberta. She is also a member of the Arts & Culture Foundation Cochrane. Her gallery is part of Historic Cochrane Downtown Business Community (HCDBC).

In 2010 Janet joined the California Plein Air Painters Society and in 2014 she joined Alberta Plein Air Painters. In 2012, Janet was honoured to be an Artist in Residence at the Banff Centre for the month of March. The following year she returned to the Centre to complete another residency at the Leighton Artist Colony. Janet is an Associate Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (AFCA), and an Elected Member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA).


Painting in her home studio or on location outdoors, Janet continues to create original artwork. She is also the creator and director of Just Imajan Art Gallery & Studio, which has won consecutive "Gold" awards for Best Art Gallery from the annual Best of Cochrane - Reader’s Choice Awards.

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