The Art of Connecting with Nature
"Inspired by Mother Nature and all of the beautiful wildlife around us, I love to capture precious moments in time onto canvas that can be treasured forever."
Born in Northallerton, Janine studied Marketing at the University of Huddersfield in 1999 before going on to achieve a HND Graphic Design in Burton in 2004. After working in the media industry for 15 years, Janine's passion for creating art led her to become a full-time professional artist in 2018.
A deep love of nature and a profound respect for animals is the key inspiration behind Janine's art and by focusing predominately on the eyes, she aims to capture the personality and emotion of each animal as if bringing them to life on the canvas. Animals have always played a huge part in her life and she feels deeply connected to them: by concentrating on expression, texture and colours it has enabled her to bring animals to life on the canvas as though they are communicating directly to us.
Janine lives in the historical city of York with her husband Ged: they have three children, two grandsons and Molly the yellow Labrador.
Some of the recent art events that Janine has participated in:
2021 - Present - ANIMAL ART SOCIETY member
2021 - Present - THE BRAITHWAITE GALLERY, YORK - represents the majority of Janine 's artwork
2022 - YORK OPEN STUDIOS - participated in this annual exhibition at her home studio
2021 - TALP (THE ARTIST & LEISURE PAINTER MAGAZINE): The UK's leading art magazine 'CONTEMPLATION' selected for the open art exhibition held at the Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham, UK (sold)
2021 - UKCPS (UK COLOURED PENCIL SOCIETY): 'RED DELICIOUS' selected for the open art exhibition held at the Derwent Pencil Museum, Keswick, UK (sold). Several art pieces selected to welcome new members on their social media pages
2021 - COLOR BY ANNE KULBERG (the world's leading coloured pencil magazine, based in the US) : various artworks selected to appear on the 'Showcase' feature online
2020 - YORK RIVER ART MARKET- participated in this annual exhibition at her home studio