9th October, 2017

‘A Patterned Approach’ solo exhibition by Janet Mayled

Janet Mayled’s bold and vibrant work can be seen in a solo exhibition at St John Street Gallery this month

This month PDA Member Janet Mayled is having a solo exhibition at The St John Street Gallery in Ashbourne; ‘A Patterned Approach’ will take place between 13th to 28th October 2017, this exhibition will include two of Janet’s recent pieces ‘Looking Down’ and ‘Leaving the Quarry’ both of which observe the impact of man on the Derbyshire Landscape.

Janet trained initially as a textile designer, and finds that this textile training has influenced her work ever since, particularly in her use of colour and pattern. Janet’s approach to her work is to consider compositional sign posts, such as perspective, foreground and mid-ground to in order to lead the viewer’s eye around the image, from one object to the next, Janet builds layers of patterns and connections to create her distinctive bold and vibrant work.

In a recent interview for St John Street Gallery Janet discussed her current working methods “I am using mostly acrylic at the moment but I enjoy experimenting with textures by adding other things into my surfaces, such as fabric, papers and string. I use acrylic for its intensity of colour and also its versatility, using it fluidly or impasto to create different surfaces. I am keen to experiment with other media and am always on the lookout for a new approach.”

Janet records from a range of subject matter and takes her influences from people, landscapes, urban scenes; in fact, just about everything! Janet has also had three articles about her inspiration and use of materials published in ‘The Artist magazine’ during 2015 and 2016.

‘A Patterned Approach’ will open with a Private View on Friday 13th October between 5:00pm-8:00pm, following this the exhibition will be open every day excluding Sunday’s up until 28th October, the gallery opening times are 9.30am – 5.00pm.

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