Janis Mennie

I like to let ideas stew away for a while before committing anything to canvas. I am ashamed to admit to never painting outdoors – (rain, wind, too cold, too hot, midges…need I go on?) preferring my warm studio space to concentre in.

"Quotation Marks" exhibition currently showing at Alchemist Gallery (until 2nd June 21)

I have been painting since my retirement from teaching 20 years ago. I trained at Glasgow School of Art and Jordanhill College and taught for many a year, mainly here in the Highlands as a visiting specialist. Painting professionally has been an eye opener and steep learning curve; inspirational artists like Joan Eardley and Joseph Crawhill have helped me on my way. I use acrylics on canvas and board, love colour and texture and am drawn, as far as subject matter goes, to the quirky, amusing and intriguing things I see round about, taking it in from bike rides, walks (- in lockdown times, mainly the fields behind my house, thus the common theme of sheep, hares and roe deer!) Always fun.

Alchemist Gallery, 48 High Street, Dingwall, Ross-shire, Scotland IV15 9HL
+44 (0)1349 368200