Based in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland, Janet’s abstract art practice engages with place, space, time, colour and materiality. She wishes for viewers to interpret these underlying concepts by engaging with the paintings’ texturally-rich, excavated and striated surfaces.
Techniques such as scratching, sgraffito, infinite ways of making marks with various types of wet and dry media and an ability to create visual and actual depth and ethereal surfaces all accrue to the final work. That her practice is as organic as is possible is a major element.
Janet holds a BFA and MFA (1st class Hons., Elam) and in March 2023 was awarded a three-year Scholarship to undertake her PhD in Creative Practice at AUT