As a professional artist for more than thirty years, Janice Mason Steeves is known for her abstract meditative paintings of light, inspired by travels to sacred places. Graduating with an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba, she held clinical and school psychology positions before leaving the field to focus on painting. Further studies were completed at the Ontario College of Art and Design. Her art is exhibited in public museums and commercial galleries in Canada and the U.S. It is also on display in hundreds of private, corporate and public art collections internationally. In addition to her studio practice, Mason Steeves teaches painting workshops in Canada, the U.S. and Sweden, and has an active Distance Art Mentoring Program where she works online with artists around the world. She has been awarded artist residencies in Spain, Ireland, Sweden and Iceland. Mason Steeves' home and studio is in the country outside of Rockwood, Ontario.