I like to let ideas stew away for a while before committing anything to canvas. I am ashamed to admit to never painting outdoors – (rain, wind, too cold, too hot, midges…need I go on?) preferring my warm studio space to concentre in.
There is always a wide range of Janis Mennie prints, mounted and framed, to choose from in stock at Alchemist Gallery, alongside some originals.
"Quotation Marks", her final solo exhibition, was shown at Alchemist Gallery April - June 21; sold works can be seen below, as well as currently available originals.
"I have been painting since my retirement from teaching 20 years ago. I trained at Glasgow School of Art and Jordanhill College and taught for many a year, mainly here in the Highlands as a visiting specialist. Painting professionally has been an eye opener and steep learning curve; inspirational artists like Joan Eardley and Joseph Crawhill have helped me on my way. I use acrylics on canvas and board, love colour and texture and am drawn, as far as subject matter goes, to the quirky, amusing and intriguing things I see round about, taking it in from bike rides, walks (- in lockdown times, mainly the fields behind my house, thus the common theme of sheep, hares and roe deer!) Always fun."