Janet works from her studio in South Cambridgeshire as a freelance artist, supplying semi abstract, impressionist and fine art to publishing companies worldwide. Her original paintings are sold from galleries throughout the South of England and internationally via the web using multiple platforms. She is the owner and creative designer of the greeting card company Janet Gammans Art, supplying her own brand of cards to wholesale and retail companies globally. She has become a much recognised and sought after artist for her subject matter and her distinctive and evocative style of work.
"I enjoy experimenting with all mediums but watercolour and acrylic are the ones I find most satisfying. Depending on the subject, I find that it would either lend itself to the delicate touches of watercolour or to the stronger and more vibrant colours of acrylic paint and each would allow me to translate a 'mood' a subject might evoke".
"I have come to realise that it's not what you paint that is important, but how you paint it. So in my interpretation of painting a subject, I try to maintain the essence of what first inspired me to paint it. For me, what is fundamental in paintings are light, subtlety of colour, harmony, depth and drama, while still staying true to the subject. In my finished work I hope that I have conveyed to the viewer a sense of mood which was present at the time of painting it".
Janet worked in Advertising and Design in London W1 after leaving college, where she worked as a freelance graphic designer supplying finished artwork and new design concepts for packaging to London based international companies.
1978 - 1981
Havering Technical College for Advertising and Design- Diploma
1st Prize 'Best Watercolour' at Menier Gallery Art Exhibition, London
'Sue Collins' Award for the best collection exhibited as a member of Society of United Artists
Multiple exhibitions at the Aubrey Art Gallery, Great Dunmow
Multiple exhibitions at The Plough Art Rooms, Shepreth
Multiple exhibitions at Aubrey Art Gallery, Great Dunmow
Multiple exhibitions in Cambridge
Multiple exhibitions with the Cambridge Open Studios
On going local exhibitions at the Red House, Woodview and The Stove
Multiple at Foxton Annual Art Exhibition, Cambridge
Multiple Exhibitions at The Butts, Fowlmere, Cambridge
Multiple exhibitions at The Bankside Gallery, London with The United Artists
SWA (Society of Women Artists) The Mall, London
Multiple exhibitions at Cork Street, London with The United Artists
Member of the Cambridge Drawing Society