Janet French

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Statement

The ideas and images in my current work are drawn from the East Anglian countryside where I am based.  Images created from composite layered drawings are screenprinted onto handmade leaf paper.

Working in tune with the seasons, I gather leaves and fibres and transform them using traditional papermaking techniques which I have developed to produce delicate sheets of leaf paper without the aid of added adhesives.  Each sheet of leaf paper is crafted with an image in mind and the challenge is to create a balance between leaf paper and image, man and the environment.

Biography

Janet French gained a BA (Hons) Art & Design – Fine Art at Colchester School of Art & Design in 2006. She is a member of The Arborealists, Society of Botanical Artists - Fellow, Artworks, Colchester Art Society, and The Printmakers Council. 

Exhibition History

2012Artworks Exhibition, Blackthorpe Barn, Suffolk
2012Janet French Printmaker, Naze Tower, Essex
2012St. Peter's, Sudbury, Suffolk
2012Babylon Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire
2011Noverre Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk
2011Artworks Exhibition, Blackthorpe Barn, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
2011The Crooked House Gallery, Lavenham, Suffok
2011Prints in St. Peter's, Sudbury, Suffolk
2010Artworks Exhibition - Blackthorpe Barn, Suffolk
2010Edmund Gallery, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
2010Print in St. Peter's - Sudbury, Suffolk
2010Suffolk Coastal Deckchairs - Touring Exhibition, Suffolk
2010Artworks - Wingfield Barns, Suffolk
2010Essex Art Society - Shepherd Market, London
2009Artworks Exhibition - Blackthorpe Barn, Bury St. Edmunds
2009Gainsborough's House Print Workshop - Snape, Suffolk
2009Prints in St. Peters - Sudbury,Suffolk
2009Artworks - Wingfield Barns, Suffolk
2008Artworks Exhibition - Blackthorpe Barn, Bury St. Edmunds
20083 man show - Octagon Bridge Gallery, Colchester
2008Nine Artists - Hay Gallery, Colchester
2007Fingringhoe - Photographs produced during residency
2007Gainsborough's House Print Workshop - Pond Gallery, Suffolk
2007'Down to Earth' - Nine Artists - Bethnal Green, London
2007Fingringhoe Nature Reserve - Artist in Residence
2007Lookoutpost Project - www.lookoutpost.co.uk