Janis graduated from Glasgow School of Art and taught art for many years before becoming a professional painter several years ago. She has moved from fairly representational work to the paintings that are often almost abstract. Colour and texture are vital in her work, underlying almost all her painting and allowing more personal expression, as she likes to use personal experience as the basis for her work. She now lives and works in Easter Ross.
‘As I get older, I find that I am drawn to two very different aspects of life at opposite ends of my artistic spectrum of inspiration. More and more, I love to paint the city with its noise and bustle, industrial structures, bridges, lights and people
At the other end of the spectrum lie the joys, peace, weather and mountains of the Highlands - every day presents a new idea, a new subject to tackle.
I also get great enjoyment from tongue-in-cheek painting, adapted from and inspired by Scottish life.
I just love to paint - it's as simple as that!'