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Janice Lightowler BA(Hons)

After graduating from the University of Ulster in Belfast with B.A.(Hons) in 1990, Janice formed her business, Bluebelle Landscapes, at her home in Moira, Co. Down.

Her enthusiasm for art developed on holiday when she was eleven years old. Janice took ill with Chickenpox and being housebound, her father bought artist materials to help pass the time. This was when Janice’s talent began to emerge.

After the Rain

Janice has exhibited and sold her work in many countries, including many local galleries, the RDS in Dublin and Mall Galleries in London.

Janice is a member of the Arts Society of Ulster (ASU) and Ulster Society of Women Artists (USWA) and her work is part of the Ulster Television Art Collection.

During the 2007 USWA 50th anniversary exhibition at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Janice’s work was voted “Most Popular Work” by the public and she was awarded the Max MacCabe Trophy (known as the Visitors’ choice Trophy). She again won the Visitors’ Choice Trophy from the USWA in 2008.

Armagh Apples

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From Inch Abbey

At the USWA 51st exhibition the “Founders Award” was presented to Janice for her large oil painting of Armagh apples.

Also this year she won 1st prize in the H.R Brown Art Award from the Rose Society of Northern Ireland. It was the first time in the history of the exhibition that a painting of Rose Hips had won the competition.

In 2009 at the USWA 52nd exhibition Janice won an award from Winsor and Newton.

Janice’s main mediums are oil on canvas and pencil drawing, which portray her meticulous approach to detail that is a hallmark of Bluebelle Landscapes.

As well as working on her own compositions, Janice also accepts commissions.

Reflections of Ardglass