Born in Saskatchewan, and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Janice Mason Steeves graduated with an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba. She held School Psychology positions before leaving the field to focus on painting. Further studies were completed at the Ontario College of Art and Design. She is represented in many public and private collections both in Canada and internationally, including The Government of Ontario Art Collection, Gallery Stratford, The Schulich School of Business (York University), CIBC World Markets (London), First Gulf, Intrawest Corporation, the Senvest Collection (Montreal) and Cenovus Energy (Calgary). Mason Steeves’ home and studio is in the country outside of Rockwood, Ontario. She teaches painting workshops in Canada, the US and Sweden, and has an active Art Mentoring Program. She has been awarded artist residencies in Spain and Ireland.