Artwork for Janine Martin
Red Lake Reflections
Landscape of the mind
My work is both colourful, dynamic and vibrant, whichever medium I am exploring. Recently printing has fired my imagination. I find it feeds into my painting practice and stimulates new ideas for texture, layering and experimenting with new painting surfaces.
I have always painted, using either watercolours, oils, acrylics or mixed media.
My paintings are a visual response to the wonderful world around me, be it landscapes, people, trees or even my dreams.
I am at my happiest when working in my studio or sketching from life or my surroundings. Being an artist is like a wonderful gift to be able to express myself and share my work with others. I feel as long as I can continue as an artist I feel truly alive.
I am a contemporary painter and print maker always exploring new media
I have run many art classes and workshops in Hereford. Also organising h.Art Exhibitions for my Dinedor Art Class at Berrington Hall Stables.
Most recently, I taught art to a group of Ukrainian refugees, mostly mothers and daughters, last summer.
This experience was very moving and stimulating at the same time for my own art practice.
I trained at Hornsey College of Art and Wimbledon School of Art in Fine Art.
I then worked in Advertising as a Creative Director in London, and ran my own Creative Consultancy before concentrating on my art practice full time.
Member of the West London Group of Artists. I have exhibited widely at many galleries in London, Surrey, Sussex and Herefordshire.
2021. Winner of h.Art Prize Competition at The Old Mayors Parlour, Hereford
2022 Solo Show at Grange Court, Leominster, h.Art Show Grange Court, "Save the Wye" at Canwood Gallery
2023 "Spirit of Fire" Exhibition at Kingsland Church, Parallax International Art Fair, Kensington, London
I have exhibited at The Apple Store Gallery, Solo Show at The Courtyard, Hereford Cathedral, Kooywood Gallery Cardiff, and many galleries in the Southeast.
My work is in various private collections including that of Sir Derek Jacobi.