Janice Garel studied at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica and the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto. She has exhibited her work in Toronto and abroad and has, on occasion, been invited to perform the function of an external overseas examiner for the Edna Manley College of Arts in Jamaica. Janice has worked mainly with silk and oil paintings for the last 25 years. Her work is drawn from a wide range of subject matter as she sees art in all that surrounds her.

In addition to radio and television interviews, her work has also been featured in publications. Janice also accepts private and corporate commissions. Her most recent corporate commission was from the Ontario Hospital Association to commemorate their 75th anniversary. Limited edition prints of the artwork were presented to award recipients at the association's anniversary awards reception in Toronto. The painting is currently on display in the boardroom of the Ontario Hospital's Association's office in Toronto.

Janice is also very involved in her community. In 2002, she was a recipient of the Markham Mayor's award for community service. Janice has also been commissioned by various schools in the York Region to paint large murals on walls or to create painted silk banners. She has also been featured in the book "Profiles of Afro-Caribbean Canadians" authored by Tessa Benn-Ireland and Ileen (Pat) Howell in 2003. Janice has served on various committees and also conducts art workshops at schools in the community. In addition to painting and exhibiting, she is the owner of the J. Elizabeth Gallery and Art Adventures Studio in Unionville. The Gallery offers a unique selection of various forms of art from highly acclaimed Canadian and international artists. The gallery also offers exhibition space for rent to artists for solo or group shows and custom framing. The art studio offers art classes in the fall, winter and spring, workshops, elective programs to schools and summer camps to children and adults. The studio also allows her to pass on her love of art to her students.

As an artist, she strongly feels that it is not only in the end result that an artist finds the greatest of pleasure, but also in the enjoyment of the journey.