A life-long passion for painting started with lessons at age seven from a master painter Mary MacGillivray in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. As a child Jana never went anywhere without a sketch book, drawing friends lazing in a field or climbing a tree. In high school she would sit behind the big guy so the teacher wouldn’t see her paper was for drawing, not for taking notes.

She has constantly pursued her love of painting while balancing life with her two daughters and a second career in film as a Costume Supervisor having worked on a long list of Hollywood blockbusters. She is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology which has fuelled her constant curiosity in what motivates people.

Jana’s paintings are in numerous private collections and have been shown in galleries in B.C., Nova Scotia and Seattle.

Jana Rayne MacDonald lives and paints in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Starburst II

2018
Acrylic on canvas
36″ x 36″
$3,600.00

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Starburst III

2018
Acrylic on canvas
36″ x 36″
$3,600.00

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Abandon

2016
Acrylic on canvas
36″ x 36″
$3,500.00

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On The Beach

2016
Acrylic on canvas
12″ x 12″
$850.00

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North

2018
Acrylic on canvas
20″ x 20″
$1,700.00

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In The Box

2015
Acrylic on canvas
24″ x 18″
$1,900.00

SOLO EXHIBITION

2020
Ian Tan Gallery, ‘Writing on the Walls’, Vancouver CA
2005
D’Adamo-Woltz Gallery, Seattle USA
2000
D’Adamo-Hill Gallery, Seattle USA
1999
Havana Gallery, Vancouver BC
1996
Emelia Douglas Gallery, New Westminster BC Burnaby Arts Council Gallery, Deer Lake, Burnaby CA Community Arts Council of Vancouver Gallery, Vancouver CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
Ian Tan Gallery, Gallery Artist, Vancouver CA
2019
Ian Tan Gallery, Gallery Artist, Vancouver CA Works on Paper Exhibit, Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Juried Exhibit, Vancouver CA
Active Member Exhibit, Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Juried Exhibit, Vancouver CA, Honourable Mention
2018
ADDRESS Assembly, Vancouver Interior Design Show, Vancouver CA
Friend or Foe, Kafka Gallery & Cafe, Thrive Female Artist Group Exhibit, Vancouver CA
AIMAE Exhibit, Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Juried Exhibit, Vancouver CA
2017
Winter Wonder Walls, Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver CA
Canada 150, Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver CA
Landscape, Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Juried Exhibit, Vancouver CA
Members Work, Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Juried Exhibit, Vancouver CA
Works on Paper, Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Juried Exhibit, Vancouver CA
2005 – 2007
West Coast Gallery, Whistler CA
2002
Gallery Artists, Doctor Vigari Gallery, Vancouver CA
1996
Burnaby Arts Council Gallery, Regional Competition Award of Excellence, Deer Lake, Burnaby BC
British Columbia Artists, Juried Exhibition, BC Festival of the Arts, Penticton BC
1995
ARC Arts, Juried Exhibit, Winner of “Best in Show” & “People’s Choice Award”, Port Moody BC
North Fraser Arts Council, Images & Objects, Juried Exhibit, Coquitlam, BC
1994
Joan Lovett Gallery, Vancouver BC
BC Festival of the Arts, Juried Exhibition, Campbell River BC
ARC Arts, Juried Exhibit, “Award of Excellence”, Port Moody BC
BC Arts Festival of the Arts, Juries Exhibit, Penticton, BC
North Fraser Arts Council, Images & Objects, Juried Exhibit, Coquitlam, BC
1992
Lyghtsome gallery, Antigonish NS
Street of Dreams, Antigonish, NS
1978
St. Francis Xavier University, Student Art Show, Antigonish, NS
1974
St. Francis Xavier University, Student Art Show, Antigonish, NS