Janet Matthews (Working 1980s) Australia

Biographical Information

Janet Matthews was born in Moe, in country Victoria and chose to remain in country Victoria to complete her formal university training.

After completing her studies, she married and moved with her husband to the North West of Western Australia, spending five years in the desert town of Port Hedland. She continued to draw as well as having her two daughters while there. From the isolated outback she managed to send work to exhibitions in Perth and Sydney as well as exhibit locally.Janet's theme for her work while at college was up close images of flowers. Moving to the desert stimulated a transition of subject matter from the flower theme to using shells, then on to still life with lace and satin.

After five years Janet and her family moved back to Victoria, settling in Melbourne where she had access to the galleries, art exhibitions and the wide range of art societies available.

Animals were always a natural choice as a subject and after moving through several different subjects and themes, Matthews has returned to depicting animals and birds, combining coloured pencil and graphite. Edit or add to this biography

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Oriental Pattern
Colour pencil, 48 x 65 cm
Australian British, New Zealand & European Historical and Contemporary Paintings etc., Leonard Joel, Melbourne.
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Golden Pearl Pattern
Colour pencil, 44.5 x 54.5 cm
Australian British, New Zealand & European Historical and Contemporary Paintings etc., Leonard Joel, Melbourne.
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Feather Buds
Pastel, 29.5 x 33.5 cm
Australian British, New Zealand & European Historical and Contemporary Paintings etc., Leonard Joel, Melbourne.
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Satin Green
Pastel, 41 x 58 cm
Australian British, New Zealand & European Historical and Contemporary Paintings etc., Leonard Joel, Melbourne.
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