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Buy with confidence.  Many of the works below are available through my page on “Bluethumb”, which is an online gallery, that offers peace of mind purchasing.

 

I have worked fulltime in the creative arts industry for more than 40 years (under my own label), during which time, I achieve a world record for the design of a mural.  I have also owned and operated four galleries, Janet Skinner Galleries, for twentytwo years, Queensland – Brisbane and South Burnett.

 

My journey also included the design and creation of many hundreds of costumes, having enjoyed my studio, Paraphernalia, situated near my original home town of London. My costumes have been used for countless UK/Stage and TV productions (1979 – 1988).

 

My canvas work is broad and varied; huge contemporary/abstract works, Archibald entrant, Railway Series (104 railway scenes from life), wildlife and horses, streetscapes. I paint or create most days and am a published artist.

 

If you don’t see the work you are looking for, please ask.

Sydney Harbour - By Janet Skinner

Sydney – Full Moon with Luna Antics

Acrylic on Hand Stretched Canvas

width 152cm x height 91cm x depth 4cm (ready to hang)

Australian Artist Janet Skinner

$4,000

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Sydney – Full Moon with Luna Antics

Acrylic on hand-stretched Canvas

152cms x 91cms x 4cms

 

I have enjoyed my visits to Sydney; the hustle and bustle, and vibrant settings.

Represented in the work; The Opera House, Luna Park, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the city,

In this work I wanted to convey excitement, anticipation and a sense of exploration.

The work was produced with vigor and without restraint.

Managing Multiple Sclerosis, through creative meditation, is pivotal in my daily routine.

 

 

The Significance of ‘Mushroom’ in my Works

I was born in London, ten years after the Blitz, back then life had its challenges; food was still rationed and the remains of the devastation was still very much apparent.

Live bombs had fallen and had destroyed houses on either side of the family home – and it is my belief – that my mother was affected by the ongoing sequence of nightly bombings.

As a child I found my mother to be volatile, unpredictable, dissociative, and did not care for me at times. I was often filthy! Greasy dirt – like minute rat poos – remained between my toes for weeks.

My siblings and I lived without a father figure, times were hard, we had very little financial support.

I discovered meditation at an early age – and it helped – and would often find myself sitting at the bottom of the garden, beneath a huge rambling rose tree, gazing into oblivion. In the summer months the rose tree came into bloom, and from a distance it looked like a giant pink mushroom.

In my works, I utilize the ‘Mushroom’ in several ways; to show my disassociation from the main subject matter, to imply happiness in general, freedom and joy.

 

The Pigsty – Wainscott School by Janet Skinner

The Pigsty – Wainscott School

Acrylic on Hand Stretched Canvas

width 152cm x height 76cm x depth 4cm (ready to hang)

Australian Artist Janet Skinner

$2,300

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The Pigsty – Wainscott School

Acrylic on hand-stretched canvas

152cms x 76cms x 4cms

 

In the out-of-bounds area, behind the main school, was the old pigsty. Sometimes the pigsty could provide a brief refuge from life. One day I found my sister crying there.

In this series of works, I am readdressing my childhood memories and attempting to recreate new and positive energy.

The old Victorian terraced houses would look down upon us, knowingly aware that we were awful children, and didn’t belong … or deserve!

The work has been created using; artist grade, acrylic, durable paint. The work support is 12ounce, heavy duty canvas. The painting is ready to be hung.

Painting with Dissociative Disorder

 

 

The Significance of ‘Mushroom’ in my Works

I was born in London, ten years after the Blitz, back then life had its challenges; food was still rationed and the remains of the devastation was still very much apparent.

Live bombs had fallen and had destroyed houses on either side of the family home – and it is my belief – that my mother was affected by the ongoing sequence of nightly bombings.

As a child I found my mother to be volatile, unpredictable, dissociative, and did not care for me at times. I was often filthy! Greasy dirt – like minute rat poos – remained between my toes for weeks.

My siblings and I lived without a father figure, times were hard, we had very little financial support.

I discovered meditation at an early age – and it helped – and would often find myself sitting at the bottom of the garden, beneath a huge rambling rose tree, gazing into oblivion. In the summer months the rose tree came into bloom, and from a distance it looked like a giant pink mushroom.

In my works, I utilize the ‘Mushroom’ in several ways; to show my disassociation from the main subject matter, to imply happiness in general, freedom and joy.

Upner 1963 by Janet Skinner

Albion Terrace – with Pink Mushrooms

Acrylic on Hand Stretched Canvas

width 152cm x height 91cm x depth 4cm (ready to hang)

Australian Artist Janet Skinner

$3,000

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Albion Terrace – with Pink Mushrooms

Acrylic on hand-stretched Canvas

152cms x 91cms x 4cms

 

Nestled on the banks of the River Medway, and situated about an hour walk from home, was the tiny, ancient village of Upnor in Kent.

Upnor was one of my childhood haunts. Not only did it have a 14th century castle, but also a 19th century training ship. The river beach was perfect for ‘Mud-larking (searching for treasure).

During my childhood, coming from a dysfunctional family unit, I would use my walks around the English countryside as a form of escapism.

The view in this painting is looking down Albion Terrace (houses), with The Arethusa Training Ship to the left. I am riding a pony – in the foreground – with a friend, Christine, riding beside me.

Painting with Dissociative Disorder.

 

The Significance of ‘Mushroom’ in my Works

I was born in London, ten years after the Blitz, back then life had its challenges; food was still rationed and the remains of the devastation was still very much apparent.

Live bombs had fallen and had destroyed houses on either side of the family home – and it is my belief – that my mother was affected by the ongoing sequence of nightly bombings.

As a child I found my mother to be volatile, unpredictable, dissociative, and did not care for me at times. I was often filthy! Greasy dirt – like minute rat poos – remained between my toes for weeks.

My siblings and I lived without a father figure, times were hard, we had very little financial support.

I discovered meditation at an early age – and it helped – and would often find myself sitting at the bottom of the garden, beneath a huge rambling rose tree, gazing into oblivion. In the summer months the rose tree came into bloom, and from a distance it looked like a giant pink mushroom.

In my works, I utilize the ‘Mushroom’ in several ways; to show my disassociation from the main subject matter, to imply happiness in general, freedom and joy.

Bingham Road Post Office Kent - By Janet Skinner

Bingham Road Post Office – with Mushrooms

Acrylic on Hand Stretched Canvas

width 152cm x height 76cm x depth 4cm (ready to hang)

Australian Artist Janet Skinner

$4,000

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Bingham Road Post Office – with Mushrooms

Acrylic on hand-stretched Canvas

152cms x 76cms x 4cms

 

Reinventing my childhood.

Back in the 1960s, walking great distances to access shops was a necessity.

Wainscott, the village in which I grew up, was situated a mile or so from the nearest town of Strood (Kent).

Regularly my siblings and I, plus our mother, would embark on the journey to Strood. On the way, we’d reach our first port of call, the post office. My mother would go inside to buy a stamp and chat forever … we would wait outside, bored, weary and cold.

In this work I have reinvented the norm! Across the road would be a pond, where one could fish for tadpoles, the weather would be perfect, and ponies would be freely available for all to ride.

I am the small child to the right. I am surrounded by the symbol of an apple. I would often take an apple to eat, on my long walks.

Creating with Dissociative Disorder

 

The Significance of ‘Mushroom’ in my Works

I was born in London, ten years after the Blitz, back then life had its challenges; food was still rationed and the remains of the devastation was still very much apparent.

Live bombs had fallen and had destroyed houses on either side of the family home – and it is my belief – that my mother was affected by the ongoing sequence of nightly bombings.

As a child I found my mother to be volatile, unpredictable, dissociative, and did not care for me at times. I was often filthy! Greasy dirt – like minute rat poos – remained between my toes for weeks.

My siblings and I lived without a father figure, times were hard, we had very little financial support.

I discovered meditation at an early age – and it helped – and would often find myself sitting at the bottom of the garden, beneath a huge rambling rose tree, gazing into oblivion. In the summer months the rose tree came into bloom, and from a distance it looked like a giant pink mushroom.

In my works, I utilize the ‘Mushroom’ in several ways; to show my disassociation from the main subject matter, to imply happiness in general, freedom and joy.

 

Sweet Shop Upnor Kent 1960s by Janet Skinner

The Sweet Shop

Acrylic on Hand Stretched Canvas

width 30.5cm x height 25.8cm x depth 4cm (ready to hang)

Australian Artist Janet Skinner

$1,300

Pigsty Wainscott School 1960 by Janet Skinner

The Pigsty

Acrylic on Hand Stretched Canvas

width 30.5cm x height 25.8cm x depth 4cm (ready to hang)

Australian Artist Janet Skinner

$1,300

Strood Fair Kent 1960 by Janet Skinner

Strood Fair

Acrylic on Hand Stretched Canvas

width 30.5cm x height 25.8cm x depth 4cm (ready to hang)

Australian Artist Janet Skinner

$630

Rochester Bridge Kent 1963 by Janet Skinner

Rochester Bridge 1963

Acrylic on Hand Stretched Canvas

width 30.5cm x height 25.8cm x depth 4cm (ready to hang)

Australian Artist Janet Skinner

$1,300

Mustering Cattle Blackbutt by Janet Skinner

Riding Home

Mixed Media on Hand Stretched Canvas

width 121.7cm x height 60.5cm x depth 2cm (ready to hang)

Australian Artist Janet Skinner

$1,200

Chicken Coop by Janet Skinner

Happy Chickens

Oil on Hand Stretched Canvas

width 122.3cm x height 61cm x depth 3.3cm (ready to hang)

Australian Artist Janet Skinner

$2,500

Free Range Chickens by Janet Skinner

Free Range Chickens (Diptych)

Oil on Hand Stretched Canvas

Both paintings total width 244cm x height 91.4cm x depth 3.8cm (ready to hang)

Australian Artist Janet Skinner

$12,650 (total price)

Whistling Ducks South Burnett by Janet Skinner

Whistling Ducks (Diptych)

Oil on Hand Stretched Canvas

Both paintings total width 244cm x height 91.4cm x depth 3.8cm (ready to hang)

Australian Artist Janet Skinner

$12,650 (total price)

Bell Miners by Janet Skinner

Bell Miners

Oil Painting on Hand Stretched Canvas

width 122cm x height 61cm x depth 3.3cm (ready to hang)

Australian Artist Janet Skinner

$4,200

Hay Wagon Northpine Brisbane by Janet Skinner

Northpine Hotel

Oil Painting on Hand Stretched Canvas

width …. x height …..cm x depth ….cm (ready to hang)

Australian Artist Janet Skinner

$6,500

Rosewood Railway Station by Janet Skinner