Whether I’ve got a coffee in hand while looking out from my studio at the birds in my garden, or looking at them through binoculars from a blustery headland, I never cease to be amazed how wonderful they are. Whatever kind of day I’ve had, they always put a smile on my face which is one reason (out of many!) why I try to capture their characters and their antics, as well as their grace.
All the birds that you see on my website amused and enthralled me in my back garden and my local area, as well as on my travels over the past few years. I hope you enjoy looking at my paintings as much as I enjoy painting them.
29th May to 2nd June – David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition, Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 5BD
21st June to 27th June – Janie Penny’s Bird Art Exhibition, Hayloft Gallery, 14 Wick Lane, Christchurch, BH23 1HX
17th August, 24th/25th/26th August – Hampshire Open Studios
Janie is a self-taught artist from a family with a strong tradition in painted media, and has painted and sketched all her life. She worked for many years in the Music Industry in a variety of jobs, which included both directing and producing music videos, until she moved out of London to live in the New Forest in 2007.
Whilst in London, Janie painted and sketched landscapes and buildings, often on commission, and she does still undertake commissioned works.
Since moving to the country, however, Janie has discovered her love of birds, and now concentrates on painting and sketching birds, and spends every opportunity she can to watch and learn about their behaviour, to perfect her style, and give life and movement to her paintings.
Janie’s watercolours capture the characters of the birds and reflect her joy in painting them.
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