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)

2021    Affordable Art Fair, Battersea (Autumn)
                Affordable Art Fair, Battersea (Spring)

2020    Connect Art Fair, Mall Galleries, London
                Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

2019    Affordable Art Fair, Singapore
                Affordable Art Fair, New York City (Spring & Autumn)
                Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead
                Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

2018    AAF, Singapore
                AAF, New York City (Spring & Autumn)
                AAF, Hampstead
                Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham
                AAF, Battersea

2017    Edinburgh Art Fair
                Cambridge Art Fair
                Hampton Court Flower show
                AAF, Hampstead
                AAF, Battersea

2016    Edinburgh Art Fair
                AAF, Bristol
                AAF, Hampstead
                AAF, New York CIty
                AAF, Battersea

2015    Cambridge Art Fair
                AAF, Bristol
                AAF, Hampstead
                AAF, New York City
                AAF, Battersea

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