Hello and a very warm welcome!
Having previously worked in Marketing and Graphic Design, Janine is now a full-time professional artist working from her studio in York, UK. In 2020 she began selling her work in the Art & Soul Hub, Beverley and is currently one of their best selling artists.
Janine's favoured mediums at present are ink and coloured pencils, both of which require a unique set of skills in terms of their creative thinking and application. As someone who thrives on the challenges of painting in a realistic style, developing these skills has been the key focus on Janine's artistic journey over the past few years.
After the birth of her third child in 2007, Janine created a book based on her family history which included hand-drawn ink illustrations, this enabled her to bring stories of past generations to life. The book took five years to complete and after its publication, Janine's passion for drawing resulted in a portfolio of artwork that she amassed over a further two years. It is these early illustrations of botanical and animal wildlife that are popular with her art collectors today.
The journey into coloured pencils in 2015 after Janine was commissioned to create a portrait of a famous footballer for a book! After several epic fails with paint, a friend suggested that she tried this new medium. In 2020, Janine became a member of the UKCPS and her work has recently been selected to represent them for the '18th World of Coloured Pencils Exhibition' at the Derwent Pencil Museum in Keswick. In addition, several pieces of her artwork has appeared on the online showcase for 'Color'- Ann Kullberg', the world's leading coloured pencil magazine.
In October 2020, Janine was invited to join the Art & Soul Hub in Beverley, East Yorkshire and has successfully sold many of her artworks here in both her contemporary inky illustrations and in her more 'painterly' style animal portraits. Initially starting out with 'open edition' framed prints and greeting cards, Janine has now over 100 products in stock and will shortly be adding framed 'limited edition' prints to her collection for 2001.
Driven by the desire to improve her artistic skills and techniques with each new project, Janine is highly disciplined and enjoys the challenge of pushing herself outside her comfort zone. Over the past year, Janine has been learning how to paint in acrylics and intends to create new and exciting artwork in this medium in the near future. In the meantime, Janine will be working on her 'Big Cat' and 'British Wildlife' Collections using mixed-media coloured pencils as well as creating any new inky illustrations that pop into her head!
Framed prints are available at the Art & Soul Hub and can be posted worldwide, please follow the link below to see current availability: