Janet Matthews, a multi-award winning artist, creates her botanical and wildlife artworks with Colour pencil and graphite.
Her work has been described as “weaving magic” with pencil. She engages and inspires viewers with the beauty and uniqueness of our natural world while “telling a story” about life and our involvement with nature.”
“My art is my passion, especially pencil, colour pencil and graphite. I love to draw our botanical and wildlife subjects with intensity, personality and precise detail. I want to engage and inspire viewers with the beauty and uniqueness of our natural world as well as “tell a story” about life and our involvement with nature.”
Janet is a multi-award winning artist exhibiting regularly in Australia and overseas. Accolades include –
Fellow of the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia
Fellow of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists.
Diploma and a Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts, Monash University.
Artwork in the collection of Roberson Museum and Science Centre, New York, USA.
Represented Australia in the World Wide Botanical Exhibition 2018
Artworks in the permanent collection of the New York State Museum, USA,
Juried Award, Focus on Nature 2014, New York State Museum (top 14 artworks);- Commissions by Australia Post for stamp images released in 2006 and 2009 and 2020;
Wildlife Artist of the Year- 2017, 2013 and 2011 – (Wildlife Art Society of Australasia).
Kenneth Jack Drawing Award- 2013, Australian Guild of Realist Artists.
Published in many magazines as well as books, including “50 Top Australian Artists”, “Wild Inspirations“ (Wildlife Art Museum of Australia) and “Flora of Australia” 2018.
Janet exhibits all over Australia, as well as Internationally and runs workshops Australia Wide to share her knowledge and love of colour pencil and graphite. Her latest venture is E-workshops and E-books, teaching colour pencil techniques.