Janet Gammans

I enjoy experimenting with all medium, but watercolour and acrylic are the ones I find most satisfying. Depending on the subject, I find that it would either lend itself more 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 my 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.

I now work from my studio in South Cambridgeshire, as a freelance artist supplying fine art to publishing companies worldwide. My paintings are sold from galleries throughout the South of England and internationally via the web. I have become a much sought after artist being recognized for my subject matter and unique creative style of work.

I teach watercolour painting to art clubs and societies in Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire having built on my reputation as an ‘enthusiastic translator of technique’ .

I’m now a member of the Society of United Artist which has enabled me to exhibit my work personally at galleries in Mayfair, Bankside, The Mall, London and across the UK via satellite from various London locations. I am also ‘resident artist’ at the Aubrey Art Gallery, Great Dunmow where my paintings can be viewed at regular exhibitions throughout the year.