Janet is a figurative artist with a keen interest in depicting movement. Her artistic style describes the shapes made by the body in action and encourages the eye to move around the painting. Her main subject is Scottish dancing, but she enjoys the challenge of creating movement in paintings of many other activities.
Using acrylic paints, oil pastels, oil paint and inks allows the variety of marks required to depict the action in a particular dance or sport. The movement of the fabric and the unique look of the tartan is also best depicted in this mixed media. By identifying and capturing the familiar characteristics of body movement in particular activities such as dancing, golfing and rugby, Janet’s aim is to invoke both a recognition of this movement while invoking a sense of pride and nostalgia in these events.
She is regularly commissioned for paintings with a specific tartan and for wedding paintings. Her paintings have been used by St Columba’s Hospice and by the Royal Scottish Country Dancing Society.
Originally from Lanarkshire, Janet now lives in East Lothian and works from her home studio.