Janet Melrose

Artist Biography

Janet studied Fine Art Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art under John Busby ARSA, RSW and William Baillie PPRSA graduating in 1987 'I work from a studio on the banks of the River Earn in Perthshire. My work is concerned with the Natural enviroment and our impact on it. I make paintings and drawings of incidents I have seen overlaid with childhood memories of walks in the woods.' Janet has exhibited in numerous solo and mixed shows throughout Scotland, London and New York.

 Janet's paintings were also featured on STV 'Home Show' in September 1998. Andrew Grant Bursary 1987 Warsteiner Award at the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988 shortlisted for the J.D. Ferguson Award in 2005 Angus College open exhibition Purchase Prize in 2006 Shortlisted for the John Moores 24 in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Finalist of The Aspect Prize.

Collections: Flemings Bank The Bonham Hotel The Lints Partnership SSC Gardiner & Theobald Royal Air Force The Fringe Society Holmes Place Plc and also in many individual private collections including that of the Rt Hon & Mrs Alastair Darling, Baroness Smith and Denis Lawson. Harlequin Press featured her work in John Busby's publication 'Drawing Birds' and 'Eight by Eight'.    

Selected Exhibitions