Janet Golphin has developed her natural artistic talent without formal training. Influences on her work vary from Bonnard to a more recent persuasion of Mark Rothko and Matisse. The colours and sights of her frequent visits to Morocco have turned previous juxtaposition of shape and colour to include the use of gold paint and gold and metal leaf. "My work is forever moving on and I love the thought process of making painting sing. Colour does not always have to be bright to touch the soul". Janet works mainly in still life - often with flowers trying to communicate a sense of spiritual energy and well being.
She was elected Associate Member of the Royal Watercolour Society in 1992, elected Member in 1996 and was Vice President for three years from 1998. In 1992 she was also elected Member of the Royal Society of British Artists and in 1996 Member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Art. She exhibits regularly at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Royal Scottish Academy.
Janet Golphin's work is to be found in the royal collections of Her Majesty The Queen and of the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Her work is also in the collections of Provident Financial, Tesco Plc, Johnson and Johnson, (New York), and at Brodsworth Hall, Doncaster. Her commissions include four works for the John Lewis Partnership.
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