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About Janie 

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Janie is an artist living in Brighton. She grew up in the Northeast of England among the rugged coastlines near Whitby and the beautiful countryside of the North York Moors.


In the 1990s she gained a BA (Hons) in Illustration from Harrow College and went on to attain a MA in Illustration from Central St Martins.

After years working as an illustrator, she decided to pursue her passion for fine art, attending The St Ives School of Painting where she was taught by Alice Mumford.


Janie paints directly from life, in oil or gouache, with still life being a favourite theme. She is endlessly fascinated by arrangements of simple, everyday humble and beautiful objects.


Landscape is another constant theme, especially the Sussex countryside. She records her responses in sketchbooks and works from photos and memory to capture the feeling of a fleeting moment whilst walking on the Downs.


Light plays a crucial role in her paintings, whether it is artificial light to create mood and intensity in her still lifes in the studio, or the atmosphere of half-light present under grey skies.


Janie has many artistic influences including William Nicholson, Richard Diebenkorn, Georgio Morandi, Gwen John, Agnes Martin and Manet.

Currently Exhibiting

Artologie, Cuckfield, Sussex

Past Exhibiting

Feast Exhibition (2023-24), Atelier Beside The Sea, Brighton, Sussex

Fair Ground Exhibition (2023), Glyndebourne Opera House, Sussex

Summer Exhibition (2023), Royal Academy of Arts, London

Oxmarket Contempory Open (2022), Chichester, Sussex

Monochrome Cadmium (2021), Rye Art Gallery, Sussex

Recent Publications

Artist & Illustrators magazine, December 2023, August 2023

House & Garden magazine, December 2023


Cleveland College of Art and Design - Foundation Course 

University of Westminster (Harrow)- Illustration BA (Hons) 

Central St Martins - Illustration (MA) 


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