Janie is now exploring and developing a decorative working style using techniques discovered during her studies, combined with the continued influence of nature, colour and texture of her surroundings. Working styles vary from more traditional paintings to combining a large array of mediums and often techniques in individual pieces.
Janie is regularly commissioned to produce original art from, often combining a client’s reference picture with concealed names and symbols and of course her ever popular pet portraits. She balances her time between developing her artwork and teaching art, mixed media techniques and crafts to groups and individuals.
Born and raised in Somerset Janie’s work is heavily influenced by her home, the 22 acre Town Tree Nature Gardens and Farm. Janie studied for a BND in Arts and crafts straight from school before working in fashion retail for 11 years. She then returned to university to study for a foundation degree in Fine Art at Somerset College followed by a BA Hons in Drawing and Applied Arts at Bristol UWE.
It was here that Janie’s mixed media experimentation really took hold and after completing a PGCE In post compulsory education Janie continued to develop her skills further. She continues to work from her Somerset home, producing original paintings, handmade gifts and jewellery and can be seen at shows and events around the country.