Living on the North Yorkshire coast I am surrounded by beautiful moors, woodland and coastline - these natural environments are a constant inspiration, and sketches made directly in the landscape form the basis of studio work. With a strong focus on mark-making and texture - inspired by artists such as Cy Twombly and Joan Eardley - I use delicate layers of charcoal, pastel and graphite to gradually create my work. Collage emerged as another strand alongside pastel, and I enjoy the process of adding and subtracting elements, using the juxtaposition of torn and cut edges to create a tension between the shapes. I am passionate about the conservation of our landscape, and since 2006 I have been a conservation volunteer for the North York Moors National Park, working on projects such as tree planting and butterfly habitat management - these projects have allowed a deeper understanding of the landscape, in turn enriching the artwork I create.
Janine lives in Scarborough on the North Yorkshire coast and produces paintings, prints and works on paper inspired by land and sea. She has exhibited extensively across the UK, including with the Royal Academy of Arts and the Society of Women Artists. In 2017 Janine was elected a member of the Pastel Society, London, and she is also an Associate Artist of Unison Colour pastels. Janine's work has received several prestigious awards - most recently The Artist Magazine Award which Janine won for her works in the 2021 Pastel Society Annual Exhibition.
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