Felt Artist Janine Jacques has a love of beautiful landscapes which began at a young age. Having grown up on a Lincolnshire farm, her bedroom over looked an amazing view of the rolling fields, this is where her love for landscapes began. She kept many animals including four pet sheep, now her main medium of choice is wool. Janine’s work combines her training in painting with the ancient art of felt-making to celebrate and bring together the different skills of wet felting, needle felting and sewing. She uses wool to ‘paint’ with, needle felting to refine the detail and embellishes with hand embroidery. Janine’s statement pieces are created using many different materials. Her artwork is inspired by photographs of the landscapes she has visited. Each piece is unique, evoking memories of a past time and place. Janine graduated from University in 1996 with a BA (Hons) Fine Art, gained a P.G.C.E. in Secondary Art Education and worked for many years in web design before returning to the studio to follow her passion and inspire others through a programme of felt making workshops. She now lives and works near Leeds in West Yorkshire - within easy reach of the beautiful countryside.
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