Janine Baldwin PS 

Artist's Statement:

Living on the North Yorkshire coast I am surrounded by beautiful moors, woodland and coastline - these natural environments are a constant inspiration, and sketches made directly in the landscape form the basis of my studio work. I use layers of charcoal, pastel and graphite to gradually create my paintings, and I feel these layers reflect the sheer depth of detail in the Yorkshire landscape, from the tiniest plants to vast forests on the horizon line. Influences include Joan Eardley, Cy Twombly and Kurt Jackson

Biographical Details:

B. 1979, Leeds. Janine lives in Scarborough on the North Yorkshire coast and produces paintings, prints and works on paper inspired by land and sea. She has exhibited extensively across the UK, including with the Royal Academy of Arts, the Pastel Society and the Society of Women Artists, London. Janine's work is included in private collections worldwide, and has received prestigious awards including the Arts Club Charitable Trust Award in 2014, the Haworth Prize in 2015 and the Unison Colour Award in 2016. In 2017 Janine was elected a member of the Pastel Society, London. She is passionate about the conservation of our landscape and since 2006 she has been a conservation volunteer for the North York Moors National Park, working on projects such as tree planting and butterfly habitat management.

Society Memberships

The Pastel Society

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes:

2017 - Elected a member of the Pastel Society, London

2016 - The Unison Colour Award at the ‘Pastel Society Annual Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London

2015 - The Haworth Prize at the ‘New English Art Club Annual Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London

2014 - The Arts Club Charitable Trust Award at the ‘Pastel Society Annual Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London

2006 - Shortlisted for Art Scholarship for Rural & Landscape Artists, Royal Bath & West of England Society

Exhibitions:

The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2017
NOW @ The Pastel Society
Look Again @ The Pastel Society

Other Exhibitions:
Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2012 - ‘Expressions’, Pyramid Gallery, York

2011 - ‘On the Path of Colour’, Back o’ the Shop Gallery, Terrington, York

2007 - ‘Visions of Land and Sea’, Scarborough Art Gallery, North Yorkshire

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2016 - Cambridge Art Fair, represented by Watermark Gallery

2015 - ‘The Haworth Prize’ at the ‘New English Art Club Annual Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London

2014 - ‘Pastel Society Annual Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London

2014 - ‘A Woman’s View’, Blue Tree Gallery, York

2013 - ‘Painting: Light of the North’, According to McGee, York

2011 - ‘Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London

2010 - Cricket Fine Art, London

2009 - Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London

2008 - Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

2007 - Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance, Cornwall

2005 - ‘Bath Society of Artists 100th Exhibition’, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

Collections:

Sir Alan and Lady Heather Ayckbourn

Private collections across the UK, Europe, Africa, Mexico and US

Website:

www.janinebaldwin.com 

 

 

 

Featured Artist

Averil Gilkes
Gwithian 1 Cornwall

 ' Gwithian 1 - Cornwall  '
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Averil Gilkes

Averil Gilkes PS

Biographical Details:

1942 Born on 15 June in Manchester, Lancashire.
1960–63 Obtained a Diploma in Education at Bristol University and St Mary’s College, Cheltenham.
1964 -87 Career as a Teacher.
1987-2000 Adult Education Tutor in Drawing & Painting.
1992- Third-Age Project Tutor in Drawing & Painting.
2005- Elected a Member of the Pastel Society.

Artist’s Statement

Painting for Averil is about developing his feelings and thoughts about a subject – drawing out the essence and building the intensity and at times allowing the painting to almost move on its own.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Method of Working:

Averil always makes multiple sketches on site in fineliner pen, supplemented with pastel and colour notes. She will also rely on her memory and her ‘feel’ about a subject, so that the work becomes an instinctive and emotional response. The main body of work is in acrylic paint (using palette knife and a range of brushes from 4 inch wide to a rigger) and pastels, using Unison pastels for broad marks, conte sticks and pencils for fine marks and restructuring. A robust mountboard is the most usual base for her paintings but canvas and canson, ingres and arches paper have also played a part. Her subjects range from seascape to still life. Living in Devon offers wonderful estuary and coastal scenery with the addition of Dartmoor on her doorstep. She works on one painting at a time except when developing a ‘series’ on a particular theme.

Awards:

Annie Longley Prize, Pastel Society, 2004
Frank Herring Prize, Pastel Society, 2004

Other Exhibitions:

2008 Pastel Society Exhibition, Alresford Gallery
2007/08 Orange Street Gallery, Uppingham
2002 New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2002 Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2002 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2001- Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
1996- Royal West of England Academy Open Autumn Exhibition, Bristol

Publications:

‘The Artist’, 2007
‘Art in Devon’, 2006
Painting in Pastel, Axis Publishing, 2006
Painting in Acrylic, Axis Publishing, 2006

 

     


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