Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Tuesday 22 January 2019

July 2017 – Janie Grote

‘Crumpled’ by Janie Grote

Artist of the Month for July is Janie Grote, dip. SBA. She talks about her work here:

I have always loved painting and drawing but I was encouraged by my parents and school to do sciences. Thus, like many people, I came to art in later life.

When an opportunity to study botanical illustration was offered to me I took it up with enthusiasm. The discipline of portraying a scientifically accurate picture suited me well as it makes use of both botany and physics. Indeed the challenge of creating a three-dimensional appearance in a two-dimensional plane simply by the use of light and shade has become a fascination and works well in both colour and black and white images. Recently, therefore I have been experimenting with pencil work.

The exhibition runs until the end of July.