Janie is now exploring and developing a decorative working style using techniques discovered during her studies, combined with the continued influence of nature and of course the craft industry. Working styles vary from more traditional paintings to combining a large array of mediums and techniques in individual pieces.
Janie still undertakes commissions for original art but her main body of work can now be seen within the craft industry where she teaches, designs and demonstrates a wide variety of projects. 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 during her degree studies 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.