...more: ABOUT ME
I aim to capture the mood of the moment - the humour, drama or silence and I achieve this by simplifying what I see into blocks of tones and shapes and by pushing the boundaries of colour and perspective. By using vigorous mark making and brush strokes I can create the energy and movement to achieve a more dynamic painting.
Most of my paintings have a story behind them and many of the outback scenes are from field trips into the bush and of station life. I am regularly commissioned to do animal portraits and love to hear about their stories. I feel it is an honour to be trusted to paint a special pet and that It is a beautiful way to have a permanent memory and reminder of them. They are a joy to do.
Some say that my paintings are edgy, vibrant, emotive and expressionistic.I am a people watcher, animal stalker and lover of the great Australian outback.
I work with soft pastels, oils and acrylic and I paint so that I can share the beauty of what I see through my eyes and feel that if my painting creates an emotion in the viewer or makes some one smile then I have achieved that goal.
I have won a number of prizes and awards, have been a feature artist on Blue Thumb and Ozartfinder Finder and I will be featured on the TV series Put Some Colour In Your Life in 2020. I hold solo exhibitions yearly and my paintings grace the walls of homes in Australia, the U.K., Germany and Singapore.
2016 - Campbelltown Art Show merit award
2015 - People's choice Chapel Hill Winery
2014 - Loxton Art Show - first prize, open art section
2012 - Big Circle Arts Collective - award for technical skill
2011 - Adelaide Town Hall - award of excellence
Janette with galahs
Commission work and happy client
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October-Pastel art classes at Atelier Crafers [see my blog]
September- solo exhibition at the Splashout Art Gallery 71 Jetty Rd, Brighton, 5048. Open daily from 9.00 - 3.00 with a pastel demonstration held every morning. The proceeds of all card sales to be donated to the cancer council SA.
July - Sheoak
June - The Pantry
March - Glenelg
February - TV series Put Some Colour In Your Life will be filming me in my studio. The airing time is March 27.