Janet Matthews - The Boathouse Gallery for Fine Art

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Janet Matthews

"Coloured pencils and Graphite have been my passion ever since I was a child.  I love to draw and paint with pencil".

Janet's brilliant use of coloured pencils and graphite has justifiably placed her in the forefront of artists using her chosen mediums.  Her realistic, detailed and gentle drawings of animals and birds are keenly collected in Australia and overseas.  Janet manages to capture the personality of her subjects, often showing the 'conversation' between them and reflecting Janet's own personality and sense of humour.  By capturing her subjects' quirky behaviour, her drawings often make you smile and her style of combining colour and graphite is distinctive and memorable.
Janet is a multi-award winning artist exhibiting regularly in Australia and overseas, including commissions by Australia Post for stamp images released in 2006 and 2009; artwork selected for "Focus in Nature" 2010 and selected for the permanent collection in the New York State Museum, USA, articles in Australian Artist magazine, Artists Palette and many other awards and publications.  
Janet is a popular tutor, running workshops all over Australia as well as judging many art exhibitions.  She also exhibits regularly with three other artists under the name of Wild4Art.

1980   Diploma of Visual Arts, Monash University, Gippsland Campus.
1982   Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts, Monash University, Gippsland Campus.

Fellow of Wildlife Art Society of Australasia
Fellow of Australian Guild of Realist Artists;    
Exhibition director of Wildlife Art Society of Australasia. (2004 to 2011)
Friends of the [Melbourne] Zoo;  
President of Wildlife Art Society of Australasia; (2004-2009)
Australian Society of Miniature Art - Victoria and Tasmania branches..
Berwick Artists Society.      Past President Waverley Art Society

Brialyn Boathouse Gallery, Frankston, Vic Australia.
Town and Country Gallery, Yarragon, Vic Australia.  
Strickland gallery, Hobart, Tas, Australia.
The Garden Shop, Botanical Gardens ,Melbourne and Cranbourne, Vic, Australia
The Old Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, NSW, Australia.
Australian Art Sales gallery.    Member of 30 Realist Artists.
Sherbrooke art society and Gallery, Sherbrooke, Vic, Australia.

Janet's work has been purchased for the  New York State Museum, Australia Post, City of Monash Collection, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Monterey Secondary College, and for Private collections in Australia, Japan, UK, USA, China and England.

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