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, gold paint, biro, crayon, 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 Janet Shrimpton is rapidly building a reputation and market for her serenely delicate and atmospheric floral landscapes. In her words, “My floral works are inspired by eastern art and the Japanese blossom paintings, 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 in New York and London, and Janet was also listed as one of the top 20 standout artists at the Fair by Artnet website.  She has recently started exhibiting in Singapore and has been successful there too. 

 

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