About Janet Duggan


My inspiration

I was born in England, but was fortunate to grow up in the wide-open spaces of Montana.  My life-long interest in nature and the arts is a tribute to having grown up amongst such majestic surroundings.

Watercolour is my medium of choice, as I love its transparency and mercurial nature.  I especially enjoy plein-air painting, but the weather often dictates studio work.  Weekly sessions at Life Drawing give me the opportunity to focus and to work in the presence of my peers.  Landscapes, architectural subjects, and figures are my favorite subjects.

For many years I worked and exhibited as a professional studio potter- Ottawa Potters Guild

Studied Drawing and Watercolour at Ottawa School of Art


Ottawa Watercolour Society and Bottom Line Drawing Group

Professional Workshops

Mel Stabin (US), Sterling Edwards, Jacques Hebert, Stephen Rothwell, Merv Richardson, Frank Webb, Art Cunanan, Ian Stewart (US), Alvaro Castagnet (Spain), Joseph Zbukvic (China), David Taylor and Herman Pekel (US)

Group Shows

Ottawa WC Society – Fall 2009
Ottawa WC Society – Spring 2010 – Juror award
Oak Park 2009, 2010 & 2012
Rothwell Gallery – Figureworks Show 2010
Old Chelsea Gallery – Group Show 2011
Orange Gallery – Figureworks Show 2011
Ottawa WC Society – Spring 2014 – Juror Award
Ottawa WC Society – Fall 2014 – Juror Award & Morton Baslow Award
Zhujiajiao, China – Spring 2016 – Quanhua Gallery Watercolor Exhibition
Ottawa WC Society – Spring 2018 – Juror Award & Morton Baslow Award


Featured Artist at “Georgeville Story”, Quebec – Live Auction- August 2012
Featured illustration “Douro River” for “Locutorio” by poet, Robertson Frizero Barros, Brazil
My work is held in collections in the US & Canada

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