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- Artist Bio
Original Abstract Painting
Acrylic paint on Board
Image Size: H76 cm x W101 cm x D0,30 cm
Sold Unframed.The painting has been professionally cradled to make it suitable to be framed in a standard depth tray frame with shadow gap ( see photos below)
Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
Rosy, Rosy is an original abstract painting by Janet Keith. The painting is built up of many layers of line and areas of transparent and opaque colour. It is joyful, lively and full of movement. The predominately red and pink colours with black and white look vigorous, energetic and warm. My paintings are never intended to be representations of things or places but rather they suggest mood and atmosphere in a manner similar to instrumental music. I listen to various recordings in the studio while painting – salsa, birdsong, opera, Baroque concertos…the rhythms and cadences can all find their way into the paintings unconsciously.
Janet Keith is a contemporary painter based in the U.K. Her painting is a response to the visual excitement and beauty of her surroundings. Her artistic roots are in outdoor painting, working directly from life. However, that rich experience now informs a more abstract and mostly studio based approach to painting – which has become an exploration of how spontaneous gesture and considered pictorial structure weave together in building an expressive painting.
Janet works in an unplanned, improvisational and intuitive way – with one mark or colour opening possibilities for the next. Sometimes this results in an entirely abstract image. Often the painting echoes the very rural surroundings of her studio and influences from travels near and far. Janet comments,
‘…I am so often surprised to have made a painting which I could never have imagined or planned in advance. I like to think that in painting I am releasing some ‘joie de vivre’ and reflecting back into the world some of the wonder I find there…’.
Janet has Degrees in both the History of Art and Painting. She exhibits regularly in the UK and has paintings in private collections in the UK, USA, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and Australia.
Size: H:76 cm x W:101 cm