Janet Treby

Janet Treby was born in London in 1955. A country girl who knew early on that she wanted to be an artist. Encouraged by her parents she studied at West Surrey College of Art and Design and received a BA Hons in fine art printmaking. Janet then went to the Slade School of Art where she achieved her MA in printmaking. In the following years Treby exhibited in London and lectured at her previous college and others.

Treby has always been a figurative artist. In her early works she explored concepts of isolation and confinements through the medium of printmaking, often in black and white mezzotints.

A new chapter in her career started when she joined the London Contemporary Art of Chelsea, publishers. Through the 80s and 90s Treby made her name internationally with her paintings and prints of ethereal figures. It was a hugely successful and productive time, showing her work all over the world from Tokyo to New York, Dusseldorf to Moscow, London and more besides.

Despite, or because of, the success, Treby felt the need to expand her career and to explore what now might be described as ‘works from the heart’, with no one directing or demanding of her, the artist was free to rediscover that she had grown up with and felt in tune with…..nature, the countryside and the spirit of both the wild and the tame. To this end Treby moved to the depths of rural Cornwall to reacquaint herself with life at a gentle pace. The county’s beauty and light was indeed inspirational resulting in artistic expressions directly connected to the earth and nature.
Now living in Norfolk and once again surrounded by flora and fauna, Treby’s work has evolved to the ultimate in harmony of colour, form and spirit.
The Red Dot Gallery is proud to have the opportunity to show Treby’s recent works, ‘they are distinctive, gentle and beautifully executed – it’s been a joyous journey to see Janet now painting for herself with the results being of significant appeal to a discerning audience, clearly she is revelling in this chapter of her incredible career in art’
(Colin Rawlings – The Red Dot Gallery)


Original Works
Limited Edition Prints

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