Janette Jagger and I are members of SHAF (South Hams Art Forum). We both take part in the annual SHAF Arts Trail. This year, that’s 13-28 October. Put those dates in your diary!
She uses oils, acrylic, pen and wash, and water colour to suit the particular place. Her paintings range from the empty landscapes of the Red Centre of Australia to the crowded beach at Bantham full of holidaymakers enjoying themselves.
What is special about Janette Jagger’s work?
Janette’s style is larger-than-life super-colourful and fun.
Janette has travelled widely in France, Spain, the United Kingdom and Brazil, where the brilliant tropical colours changed her paintings.
She now lives and paints in Devon, a complete contrast to the desert and the tropics, and loves the coastal landscapes of the South Hams.
Janette also loves Cornwall and Scotland.
Janette says: My aim is to capture the feeling of different places and to convey their joy and beauty in whatever medium suits them.
Why ‘artist down under’?
Janette was born in the mining town of Broken Hill in the Australian desert. The hot earth colours and brilliant blue, cloudless skies of her birthplace in Australia still influence her colour palette.
Janette says: I was born in the Australian desert and I just love the hot colours in Australia and the vast spaces with no sign of humans. It was a real adventure traveling for five months in a small camper van. We did break down 70 kms from mobile reception and few cars on the road. But the sense of vast, empty space is wonderful.
The JANETTE JAGGER – ARTIST DOWN UNDER exhibition
This colourful exhibition is at Harbour House, Kingsbridge: 15-20 Ma
The gallery space is open daily: 10am to 5pm.
Janette says: It’s not all about Australia. I will have local paintings as well as other places.
Free talk at 2.30pm on on Saturday 19 May
There is a free talk on ‘Traveling with the grey nomads’.
In the southern states of Australia, when winter sets in, the retired folks jump in their camper vans or caravans and head north to the warmth of the tropics. Hence the name ‘grey nomads’.
More about Janette
Janette Jagger has painted all her life. She has been accepted by the Association of British Naïve Artists and will exhibit in St. Ives in October 2014.
If you have an exhibition which you’d like me to publicise, please let me know.
I’m very happy to promote fellow artists!