Artist Profiles » Janet Bothner-By
Janet is a New Zealander born in 1936. She spent much of her childhood overseas, resulting in an increased love and awareness of New Zealand, which she has a desire to portray and help others recognise. She seeks credibility, authenticity and to capture the breathtaking beauty and unspoiled nature of the country in her painting.
Her background is Science, Mathematics and Botany and she loves tramping in the bush. Peter Brown in the Hawke’s Bay gave her a solid grounding in the principles of Art and the techniques of Painting. For several years she attended lessons by many tutors at the ASA together with art schools on location. She learned from Julia Forbes, David Barker, John Clifford, John Castle, Don Binney, Tony Lewis and others.
Exhibitions: Art Of This World Devonport, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, Palmerston North, Hastings, Thames, Papakura, Manurewa, ASA Auckland, Mollers, Whitecliffe, Howick, Pakuranga, Pauanui, French Art Gallery and Titirangi.
In 1985 Janet was awarded the Bledisloe Landscape medal. Many of her paintings are on hire and in corporate and private collections in NZ and overseas. She now lives in the Auckland area and is happy to be near bush, streams and beaches.
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