Janice Blackie-Goodine ties her western heritage to her Grandfather, a working cowboy for Senator Pat Burns, one of the founders of the Calgary Stampede. She spent some of her youth travelling to small town rodeos with her father, a calf roper.
    After graduating from high school Janice attended the Alberta College of Art. For over 30 years she worked as a set decorator in the film and television industry. In 2006, Janice completed work as set decorator for the western film "The Assassination of Jesse James" starring Brad Pitt.
Her most recent film was Paul Gross's first world war epic "passchendaele".
In 1992 Janice received an Oscar nomination for her work on the Clint Eastwood western "Unforgiven". The city of Calgary and Global T.V. honored Janice with a "Women of Vision" award for Arts and Entertainment in 2002.
    That year Janice returned to her first love, painting. With sepia photograph likeness as well as full color, she creates images of western life, historical and modern, onto leather and canvas. Her artwork has been chosen for the prestigious Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction in 2002 - 2008 inclusive. Her painting "Trail Boss" was chosen as the art auction cover image in 2004.
    Canadian Country Cowboy magazine featured Janice and her paintings in their February/March 2004 issue. The article can be read on-line at www.canadiancowboy.ca.
    Currently residing in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada, Janice enjoys painting the diverse landscapes of the South Okanagan in addition to commision work, people, and western themed images from vintage photos.