Janusz was born in Poland where he earned a Master's degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from the Technical University of Gdansk. In addition to architecture, he studied fine arts, which included seminars, lectures and tutorials in the principles of architectural forms, composition, freehand drawing, painting, sculpture and art history.
Janusz immigrated to Canada in 1985. He has worked as an architect-designer in Poland, the United States and Canada for over 30 years, providing industry consultation and implementation expertise in architecture and related fields. His fascination with iconography materialized when he discovered a way to connect his spiritual journey with the art of icon painting.
According to the Orthodox doctrine:
"The saints are not visible to mankind, just as a blind man cannot see the light. The saints may only be seen in the mind's eyes and these are the eyes an icon is addressed to. An icon itself is not so much a painting as it is a prayer, hence it's majestic simplicity and peacefulness. All that is depicted in it reflects divine orderliness."