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92 ARTIST PROFILE Janey Sharratt

Lighten Up, 2017, oil on canvas, 25 x 25 cm

Janey Sharratt

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ith paint on canvas Janey Sharratt uses her instinctive and visceral reaction to describe a reality that is present, can be sensed and perceived – but not ‘seen’ in a literal sense, inspired by collections of familiar and meaningful objects such as ceramic bowls and glass bottles. Rather than a literal approach to her subject matter she allows an emotional exploration to depict what can be both seen and felt within.

Alongside her portrait and landscape commissions, Sharratt’s still life works see her observing a range of vessels depicted with a deep sense of spatial awareness, the expanse in between proving to be as significant as the objects themselves. The power of colour is an important aspect of the artist’s process, as well as the paint medium which she builds in translucent layers of pigment; at times barely concealing underlying statements. .janeysharratt.co.uk janeysharratt@sky.com

Inside Artists - Issue 12  

All artworks in their finished state are vast and multifaceted. Sometimes the layers are physical. Paint upon paint, built up and scraped b...

Inside Artists - Issue 12  

All artworks in their finished state are vast and multifaceted. Sometimes the layers are physical. Paint upon paint, built up and scraped b...

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