Meet the Maker: Janet Gough


Meet the Maker: Janet Gough

 

Delighted to discover the work of local artist Janet Gough last week whilst attending a photoshoot. Her exquisite bird paintings simply sing to you and the website of her work has become a bit of a guilty pleasure at Figura HQ!

The client's living space had a wide vista looking out across a beautiful natural garden and lake. There was a real feeling that the wonderful expanse of nature was reflected in this bright and cheerful painting on the wall of the green oak orangery. 

Janet Gough - Singing in the Tickled Pink Tree

Janet Gough - Singing in the Tickled Pink Tree

I feel my way through a painting, it’s a journey. The excitement is not knowing where it will lead
— Janet Gough
Janet Gough - Acorns in the Pink

Janet Gough - Acorns in the Pink

Throughout Janet's daily walk in the woods she loves the profusion of the untamed.  The tangled pattern of plants, flowers, trees. Nature's haphazard growth, yet each individual leaf perfectly designed to play its part in the fragile balance and harmony of the whole 

Janet Gough: Things That Fall From The Sky

Janet Gough: Things That Fall From The Sky

The strong design element of Janet's work is often subconsciously influenced by the years she previously worked as a successful Textile Designer.  Her hand-knitted garments became internationally collectable and sold through specialist galleries in New York, San Francisco and Chicargo and also the New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham, right on Figura's doorstep.

Janet Gough - From Small Acorns to Large Oaks

Janet Gough - From Small Acorns to Large Oaks

Janet paints large abstract sheets of energised pure colour.  She then cuts out birds, fish, fruit and leaves that she sees in the random brush strokes.  She also uses string, silver leaf, beads and sweet wrappers to create the feel the work asks for.

Janet Gough: Gone Fishing

Janet Gough: Gone Fishing

Janet will be exhibiting her work locally over the summer.  Well worth a look if you are able to pop along.

12th - 21st May:  Nadia Waterfield Fine Art, Andover, Hampshire

10th - 12th June: Sue Elton Exhibiton, Longwood, Winchester