Janet Shrimpton

"My paintings take their inspiration from observations of the everyday and working from a photograph or drawing, develop into a semi-abstract image triggered by my imagination and a spontaneous play of mark-making with an emphasis on the textural qualities. The paint effects, markings and patterns in the gesso and scraping back layers to reveal different colours are all part of the process and guide the work as I don’t always have a clear idea of the outcome. I experiment using various mediums, including acrylic, varnish, oil and graphite on to gesso panels which lends itself to an interesting surface. I try to create something of the quality of ancient frescos and distressed walls which have a nostalgic and timeless effect." Janet Shrimpton

"Many thanks for the Janet Shrimpton painting we bought earlier today. It is home and looking resplendent –exactly what we were hoping for. Thank you."

Born in 1964 in Taplow, near Windsor, Royal Berkshire, Janet Shrimpton is rapidly building a reputation and market for her serenely delicate and atmospheric floral landscapes. In her words, “My flower and landscape paintings are inspired by eastern art with an interest in the surface quality created by using various mediums on gesso panels (similar to plaster and used for icon and fresco paintings). Initially working from a photograph or drawing, my paintings often develop into a semi-abstract image triggered by my imagination and a spontaneous play of mark-making. The paint effect and patterns in the gesso along with scraping back layers to reveal different colours are all part of the process and guide the work as the painting goes along. I try to create something of the quality of ancient frescos and distressed walls which have a nostalgic and timeless effect.”

Represented by Carina Haslam (CHA) since 2012, Janet has regularly sold out all her work at the Affordable Art Fairs in London and Bristol and is in high demand throughout the UK. CHA recently sold works by Janet at the Saatchi Gallery (Strarta Art Fair) to US collectors based in New York City, where Janet's work was recently exhibited and sold by Carina Haslam Art at Affordable Art Fair NYC. Janet was also listed as one of the top 20 standout artists at the Fair by Artnet website.

 

Education

Wimbledon School of Art (1998–2001)
Fine Art – Painting BA (Hons)

Berkshire School of Art & Design (1997–1998)
BTEC National Diploma in Foundation Studies

 

Exhibitions 

(since 2012 all with Carina Haslam Art)

2015     

        Affordable Art Fair (AAF) New York City
        AAF London: Battersea
        Chelsea Art Fair, London

 

2014 

        AAF New York City
        AAF London: Battersea and Hampstead
        Chelsea Art Fair, London 
        20/21 International Art Fair, Royal College of Art
        Spring show, Carina Haslam Gallery
        Oxford International Art Fair

 

2013    

        Cambridge Art Fair 
        Strarta Art Fair, SAATCHI Gallery
        AAF Battersea and Hampstead Heath 
        Autumn show, Carina Haslam Gallery
        AAF Bristol 
        New Chelsea Art Fair,London
        Spring show, Carina Haslam Gallery

 

2012    

        Winter show, Carina Haslam Gallery
        AAF Hampstead 
        Autumn show, Carina Haslam Gallery
        AAF Bristol 

 

2011    

        AAF Battersea, Sheridan Russell Gallery
        Group show, Sheridan Russell Gallery
        Container group show, Milwyn Casting, Leatherhead 

 

2010    

        Artspace 2010, Barn Galleries, Henley on Thames 
        AAF Battersea, Sheridan Russell Gallery
        AAF Battersea, Barn Galleries, Henley on Thames 
        AAF Brussels, Sheridan Russell Gallery
        Sheridan Russell Gallery, 16 Crawford St, Baker St, London

 

2009    

        Spring show, Sheridan Russell Gallery
        AAF, Sheridan Russell Gallery

 

2008  

        Birmingham Art Fair, Sheridan Russell Gallery
        Modern Artists Gallery, Pangbourne, Reading
        Take 5, Exhibition Centre, Henley-on-Thames
        Summer show, Sheridan Russell Gallery
        Artspace 2008, Barn Galleries, Henley-on-Thames
        AAF, Sheridan Russell Gallery
        AAF, Barn Galleries, London

 

2007    

        Take 5, Exhibition Centre, Henley-on-Thames
        Chanly Gallery, 25A Holland Street, Kensington
        Summer show, Sheridan Russell Gallery, London
        AAF, Sheridan Russell Gallery
        Modern Artists Gallery, Pangbourne, Reading
 

2006  

        5 Go Mad in Henley, again, Exhibition Centre, Henley-on-Thames
        Chanly Gallery, 25A Holland Street, Kensington
        Summer show, Sheridan Russell Gallery, London
        Artspace 2006, Barn Galleries, Henley-on-Thames
        AAF, Barn Galleries, London
        AAF, The Sheridan Russell Gallery, London
        Modern Artists Gallery, Pangbourne, Reading
        Oliver Burns, St Albans

 

2005    

        Modern Artists Gallery, Pangbourne, Reading
        5 Go Mad in Henley, Exhibition Centre, Henley-on-Thames
        Artspace 2005, Barn Galleries, Henley-on-Thames
        AAF, Barn Galleries, Battersea Park, London
        Chanly Gallery, 25A Holland Street Kensington – solo show

 

2004    

        Christmas show, West End Art Gallery, Cheltenham
        Christmas show, Modern Artists Gallery, Pangbourne, Reading
        On-the-Wall Exhibition, Olympia, London
        Ulterior Motif Gallery, 236 Munster Road, Fulham, London
        Festival Gallery, Henley Festival, Barn Galleries, Henley-on-Thames
        Artspace 2004, Barn Galleries, Henley-on-Thames
        AAF, Rebecca Wordsworth Contemporary Art, Bristol
        Chelsea Art Fair, Barn Galleries, Kings Road, London 
        AAF, Rebecca Wordsworth Contemporary Art, Battersea Park, London