Janet Sherwood

 Jan’s work as a designer/printmaker/artist/educator has evolved over many years of practice. As a professional textile designer she has adapted and widened her practice and skills, embracing new technologies to create a wide variety of designs and individual artwork. Hand-painted, printmaking and digital media are intrinsically linked to the creation of her work. She finds the different media work in a symbiotic way to help create new avenues of research and investigation. Her inspiration is wide and varied. Whilst out walking or sailing, she records the environment using her camera/phone and ever-present sketchbooks. Jan is inspired by transient shadows of natural forms, the ever-moving coastline of mudflats, marshes and waterways. Landscape, rocks, cliffs, moorland, flowers, trees and the wildlife that inhabits these environments never cease to capture her interest.