September 9, 2009

Janet Hill Studio...Whimsy Spotlight

I have been looking forward to sharing this Whimsy Spotlight for a while now.  Believe it or not...I am almost speechless...almost! I find it hard to portray the perfect words and feelings that I have for such amazing art work...it is somewhat magical.  

The Artist I am Spotlighting is able to capture the "moment, place, or item" all through her "oil sketches"...it comes to life, as if you could be right there in each beautiful painting.

I literally feel a skipped heart beat at each divine painting I see.  I want to vicariously live through every whimsy  picture...as if I am there.

 It plays with my imagination and takes me back to watching "Mary Poppins" when I was a kid. 

You know, the part in the movie where Mary, Bert, and the children are standing, staring in awe as the sidewalk chalk artist is creating many great pictures...they wanted to jump into the picture and become a part of it...and they did. This is how I see Janet Hill Studio paintings and why I am...almost speechless!




Janet Hill is the ever~so gifted and talented artist behind these glamorous, nostalgic oil paintings. As you can see not only does she have an eye for creating beauty,but she herself is stunningly beautiful!


Janet lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband of 2 years and her very cute dog "Princess Finnegan".


Being that Ontario has very cold winter's that can sometimes linger for 6 months out of the year, Janet has developed a strong interest in the beauty of interiors.  Along with interiors, she gets inspirations from furniture, fashion and films. 

 Janet creates her paintings in a small laundry room in her cottage, where there is just enough natural light to paint by and also multi-tasking doing the laundry.  That is another thing I love about Janet...her warm sense of humor.

Her work is wanted and admired by many.  Original artwork is sold on e-bay and is snatched up within minutes of listing or posted. Depending on the painting, she does sell reproduction prints on her Etsy.  Recently one of her painting's was featured in this September's "Romantic Homes Magazine" in the Artworld section.  



It was hard to choose among her paintings of which ones to show you all.  Everything is amazing and something I would want to display in my own home...which I will be.  Each painting tells it's own story, and you will see why my heart skips a beat...
 
The Velveteen Sofa



Penelope's Bedroom



Peridot Heels



 Straw Chair



Raquels Honey Stand



The Florentine Bathtub



Three Flats


Toast and Cherry Jam


Paige Reads a Mystery


Eggs





The Resort


Vera dresses for dinner

Belle's Vanity




High Street Shopping



Zucchini Blossoms


Blancmange

I really can't show enough of Janet's divine artwork! These are only some of her amazing paintings.  There is so much more to see on her blog and Etsy.  I know I have a hard time picking just one of my favorites....so I am leaving it to you to pick one...or a couple of your favorites. 

Janet is giving away to 2 lucky winners an 11x14 reproduction painting from her Etsy,  your choice (she will have lots more up in her Etsy this week and she would even order other prints for the winners)!  Are you ready to enter? 


1. Visit Janet's Etsy at Janet Hill Studio and then return here and leave a comment on one or more of your favorite things. You can enter more than once by doing the following.


2.You know I love my Whimsy Followers! Another entry for you if you follow! Scroll back up a ways and you will see Whimsy followers on the side, click add and then leave me another comment. (If you already are, please leave another comment as a entry)


3. Grab my cute button, it makes me feel loved! (again if you already have this, let me know in a separate entry)


4. Blog, FB or tweet about this post. (separate entry for each thing)

5.  Stop by and see Janet's blog and leave her a sweet comment. One more entry!

Please make separate comments for each entry being that I am going to use random.org for the giveaway! Make sure I have your information if you win.

You have until Sunday, September 13th at midnight Pacific time to enter. I will have the winner announced on Monday September 14th

Good luck to you all!  Lot's to do today as I said in my post yesterday about our new home...busy!

Hugs and good thoughts sent your way!

103 comments:

  1. What a true treasure she is. I love the fact that you can buy one of kind originals!!

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  2. Victoria! I can see why you are excited! I have just come back from her shop and I am IN LOVE! What a talented lady! I adore her paintings of shoes in her shop and also LOVE the nest picture that you have above and Paige Reads a Mystery. I wonder if she sells prints? I did not see the last two in her shop... Lori Thanks for the opportunity, Sweets!

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  3. Vera Reads a Greek Mystery would be perfect for the library room I wish I had! I also like the Eggs one that you shares in the post--amazingly good!! =)

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  4. I love Toast & Cherry Jam which is pictured on her blog.

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  5. I gave a tweet on twitter.
    http://twitter.com/SoBellaCreation/status/3865234235

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  6. I posted on facebook. Name is Candy Fontenot on FB.

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  7. I left Janet a comment under the post Whimsy by Victoria post.

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  8. Her paintings are absolutely gorgeous. I am with you...I can't pick just one.

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  9. I love all of her paintings but especially the ones with food in them! I love the toast and cherry jam one!

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  10. I found her blog and shop a few months ago ... and I agree ~ love, love, her art!

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  11. Love the Petal Shoes print! What a talented artist!
    Thanks for sharing!
    ashley_miskel@yahoo.com

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  12. I follow your blog!

    ashley_miskel@yahoo.com

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  13. Wow indeed it's all wonderful and such a talent she is.
    I love the pool house!The yellow shutters had me!
    xo,
    LuLu

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  14. So beautiful! Thanks for letting us know about her!
    I really like Toast and Cherry Jam.

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  15. Wow, her shop is almost empty! I'm not surprised everything is beautiful and there are many prints I would love to own but I can't remember all the names. Petal shoes is beautiful. Can't wait to see what she adds next.

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  16. I love all of her paintings. I am hoping to one day own an original but I have started a collection of her reproductions. I am always drawn to her portraits and love the ones with shoes. But it is impossible to pick a favorite of favorites!

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  17. Wow! What talent! PLUS, she's beautiful! I would love a reproduction of her print. I love the ones with flowers or outdoors - like the "Toast and Cherry Jam". What a fun giveaway!

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  18. I just recently discovered Janet's work and I LOVE IT!! You described it best when you said you just want to jump into her art. Please enter me in the giveaway. Traci

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  19. Beautiful!!!! wow...love them all! I love the last one on your post here...with all the yummy desserts!!! would love awesome in my kitchen!!

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  20. I actually discovered Janet about 2 months ago and love her paintings! In fact I just purchased a print a week or two ago. There are several others I have my eye on as well. How could I not. :) I also am now following your blog and I will post this contest on my blog at
    http://thefrugaldollhouseaddict.blogspot.com/

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  21. Banana Cake and Sunday picnic are my loves. I think the picnic picture is how I would want my wedding to look. And I love how Thiebaud all her baking paintings look. I just told my sweetie when I discovered Janet Hill that I found a painter that painted how I wish my life looked.

    le sigh

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  22. I just love the things you blog about! You do a fantastic job!!

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  23. Oh, I love her work! There are so many I love that it's hard to chose! One of my favorites is definitely the Sunday Picnic print. Just amazing!

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  24. I love Janet. I have many originals. I have been collecting her art for a few years now and we have become friends. She is a fabulous person, who I admire so much!!!

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  25. I, recently, discovered Janet's blog, and was fortunate enough to buy and original piece of art. I have ordered several prints since. Two of my favorites are Blancmange and Zucchini Blossom. Please enter me in the drawing.

    Thanks,
    Mary Baxter
    mebm2@yahoo.com

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  26. I am trying to redo my master bedroom and how wonderful one of the shoe paintings would look hanging on my way!!!! What talent!!!
    Mistie
    teachermistie@yahoo.com

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  27. Chloe's Vanity and Petal Shoes are my favorite prints in the etsy shop right now.

    But a few of my favorite paintings that were recently listed on the blog are:

    http://janethillstudio.blogspot.com/2009/08/graces-parasol.html

    http://janethillstudio.blogspot.com/2009/08/belles-beauty-secrets.html

    http://janethillstudio.blogspot.com/2009/06/lanterns.html

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  28. I would love to win! I love her work. So beautiful. I love her strawberry red radio.

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  29. I love her work. What a talented artist. My favorite is the Peridot Heels. So wonderful!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  30. I love Janet's work and would love a chance to own one of her interior prints. BTW, it's not always 6 months of cold up here in Ontario.

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  31. I left a comment on Janet's blog. It's always a treat to see her latest paintings.

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  32. Paige Reads a Mystery is my FAVE... I so love it! They are all amazing though! So talanted

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  33. left a comment on Janets blog, saw even more amazing paintings! Love shoe talk... super cute!

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  34. i am lucky enough to have one of her originals hanging in my bedroom....three little letters come to mind when i think of her paintings...w-0-w!!!!!!!

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  35. Oh my goodness! I love her work! And we're in the process of buying our first home, so this would be amazing.

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  36. Hi Victoria,
    Thank you so much for visiting me at "Home is Where the Heart is". Its wonderful to meet you. I love your blog. This artist is amazing, I stopped over to read her blog and she is very talented. I really like her "Toast and Chery Jam'.
    I will be back to visit and I am adding you to my favorites.
    Take care and enjoy your day,
    Elizabeth

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  37. Hi Victoria, thx for the giveaway from your beyond lovely blog! I'm a huge Janet fan and came here via her art blog. :) I have so many favorites...I love the green hues she uses, there is one that has a turqoise fireplace with a yellow bouquet in front...I'm not sure the name, I also love her "ball gowns" paintings. She's amazing, thx for spotlighting her! trina

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  38. I'm excited to now be following your lovely blog :) trina

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  39. Ooo those last two are mine...gotta be quick with google :) Anyways, I've left a comment for Janet as well. trina

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  40. I've blogged about it on the daily delights. :) trina

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  41. Hello... I love her oil paintings. Thanks so much for introducing me to her. Wow!!! Now that is talent...all from her laundry room. Amazing!!!

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  42. I did both...I'm unlucky but you never know!

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  43. And my two favs are BElle's Vanity and Peridot Heels. Love peridot.

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  44. Janet is so amazing! If I was lucky enough to win this contest, I would like Raquel's Honey Stand and the Sunday Picnic. Thank you :)

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  45. Janet's artwork is amazing! It takes me to another time and place as well - very nostalgic!! It's hard to choose a favorite, but I love Raquels Honey Stand. There's such a sweet innocence to this picture.

    lisabradford101@gmail.com

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  46. I'm a Whimsy follower!!

    lisabradford101@gmail.com

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  47. I left a comment on Janet's blog!

    lisabradford101@gmail.com

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  48. Darling, I just stumbled upon your blog and now I don’t want to leave. Your blog is full of interesting posts and lovely photos. I am a proud follower.

    Duchess

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  49. Love her work! It's going to be hard to pick one!

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  50. Sorry! Forgot to say that I think I like Eggs the most!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Adrienne

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  51. I have loved Janet Hill blog and her paintings ever since I discovered her not even a year ago. Wonderful giveaway!

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  52. Hm, she's popular -- there were only 3 prints on Etsy tonight! But I love Petal Shoes; love the fact that it's square.

    twowishesblog at gmail dot com

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  53. Oops, it appears Etsy loaded wrong the first time -- there are many more lovely paintings.... Anyway, I also left a comment on her blog.

    twowishesblog at gmail dot com

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  54. I love oil paintings! They bring out emotions that few things can. I can't believe you're actually going to give one away! How exciting! I love Penelope's Bedroom.

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  55. Darling, have a lovely weekend. By the way, I placed a link to your blog on mine so that more bloggers can find your wonderful blog.

    Love, Hugs & Tea
    Duchess ♥♥♥

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  56. Just becoming aquainted with Janet Hill and loving her paintings. Thanks!

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  57. Love the sweetness of the Zucchini Blossoms- Large Print.

    heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. I adore all of her paintings...every single one!

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  59. Thank you so much for this contest. I am in lovd with the red shoes, or anything with shoes. I think my fav. is Carlotta, very European vogue.

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  60. Ihave also went to Janet's web site and left a comment on Caroltta. I will definitely be following her from on. Thank you for introducing her! What a gem!

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  61. I'm passing an award on to you! =)

    http://thesweetestpetunia.blogspot.com/2009/09/honest-scrap.html

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  62. They are so soft and peaceful. Beautiful feature!
    Janet

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  63. Loved the eliza in madeira print. I'm not familiar with her, but am going to start getting aquainted with her work.

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  64. I invited my friends to be a follower on Blogger.

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  65. Super paintings! I love the headband actually in the Blue Nightgown painting!!

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  66. I love the headband in the Blue Nightgown painting! Great work

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