Janice Seino was born in Seattle and studied Art and Anthropology at the University of Washington. Right after graduation in 1971 she went to Asia to spend 15 years living in Iran, Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Japan to study the traditional methods and materials of Asian Art. She likes to use the traditional methods she learned in Asia such as gold leaf in her miniatures and larger winery paintings. Since that first magical trip, Janice has returned many times to Asia to pursue her studies in pottery and painting. She teaches workshops on how stone pigments are made from natural occurring rocks, paints and dyes. She has brought back samples to show in her demonstrations. She wrote a book about her experience learning from Tibetan Master painters: Tibetan Thangka Painting: Methods and Materials.
Janice’s style is realistic impressionism and she is most influenced by Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Thomas Moran. Most of her work is done in oil and she likes to paint vineyards, landscapes and wildlife, especially buffalo. She continues to use the techniques learned in Asian and combines these with her two favorite themes, wineries and wildlife. She now does wine labels for Castillo de Feliciana in Walla Walla and Woodinville.