Janet Hoyer Cobb | CHG Represented Artist

"My love of drawing gives a tactile connection to these images. The combination of textures creating pattern and space and the use of symbols in my landscapes connect the land with its spiritual history extending this sensation." Janet Hoyer Cobb

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Janet Hoyer Cobb has developed a lifelong passion with art from an early age working in a broad range of media to achieve her visual communication.

After gaining formal training with the Julian Ashton Art School and tonal studies with Graham Inson (Sydney) she explored figurative expression through sculpture at the Rhok Acadamie (Brussels, Belgium) and more recently with Tom Bass in Sydney.

In the late 1990's Janet spent 3 years living, painting and travelling throughout Europe. She frequented European museums and galleries to study figurative works in major collections from the 19th and 20th centuries, a focus she has continued to pursue on a number of occasions since then. It was in this melting pot of figurative expressions that Janet gained her greatest influences. From Degas and Vuillard's design and patterning, to the effects Japanese art has on developing ones sense of space these influences all contribute to her sense of expression.

Janet was an inaugural member of Art Perspectives International, established in Brussels. This group sought to connect artists from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and influences, and enabled them to exhibit together and exchange ideas and experiences. She is currently a member of Portrait Artists Australia.

Janet has gained recognition and awards in all media; she also conducts individual classes and workshops in a diversity of techniques.

Exhibitions of Janet's paintings have been successful in both Europe and Australia and her work is in collections worldwide.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My love of drawing gives a tactile connection to these images. The combination of textures creating pattern and space and the use of symbols in my landscapes connect the land with its spiritual history extending this sensation. The resulting fragmentation shares with the viewer absorption on multiple levels, shifting from one focus to another, creating sensations of connection with the visual tapestry I experience when surrounded by this natural landscape.

AWARDS

1st PRIZE

2013 5 Lands Plein Air
2012 Mortimer Art Prize, Figurative
2010 Royal Easter Show Best Exhibit in Art (accross all categories)
RAS Figurative Award of Excellence
2005 Peoples Choice Gosford Art Prize
Camberwell Watercolour
- Works on paper
1991 Maitland Watercolour
Fairfield Watercolour
Newcastle Mattara Watercolour
2003 Castle Hill Drawing
Royal Easter Show Figurative
Singleton Drawing
1990 Cessnock Drawing
1996 Shoalhaven Drawing
Newcastle Mattara Drawing
Tamworth Oil
Lidcombe Open
1994 Tumut Watercolour
Singleton Open
1989 Lidcombe Traditional
Taree Oil
1992 Shoalhaven Open
Taree Watercolour
Tamworth Open
Gloucester Miniature
Maitland Traditional

EXHIBITIONS

2015 5 Lands - gosford Regional Gallery
2014 Portrait Artists Australia, exhibition to Washington DC
2013 Semi Finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize
2008,9,10,12,16 Charity Fund raising Exhibitions for Birthing Kit Foundation and Central Coast Zonta
2012 5 Lands - Gosford Regional Gallery
Selected Mortimer art prize
Portrait Artists Australia Book Launch exhibition - Art House - Sydney
Portrait Artists Australia - Parliament House - Canberra
Mortimer Art Prize selected travelling exhibition
2010 Habitat - Cooks Hill Gallery - Newcastle
2012 Hidden Gems - Gosford Regional Gallery, invited artist
2006 Interlude – Cooks Hill Gallery - Newcastle
Gosford Regional Gallery – Journeys – A Story To Tell
2005 A Duet -Cooks Hill Gallery – Newcastle
Figurative 6 – Gosford Regional Gallery
2000 American Gallery – Brussels
Commonwealth Gallery – Brussels
2004 Figurative 6 – Cooks Hill - Newcastle
New Faces - Made For Australia Gallery - Canberra
1999 Stephanie Gallery Avenue Louise - Belgium
1999 Alice Bale Award –Melbourne (Selected)
Art Perspectives International – Brussels
1998 Commonwealth Gallery – Brussels
1995 Okamoto Gallery - Sydney
Paperblock Tervuren – Brussels, Belgium
1994 Gallery Wall – Sydney
1998 Paperblock Tervuren – Brussels, Belgium
1993 Terrigal Gallery – Terrigal