REEVES, Janine

1960 - ?

Janine Reeves

Janine Reeves was born in London on 13 February 1960, daughter of Alan John Reeves. She was educated at Bungay Grammar School 1972-1976 and after a career in banking, studied Fine Art at the Art Academy in London 2011-2013, under the guidance of Robin-Lee Hall (born 1962), of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Following completion of her studies at the Art Academy she secured a scholarship on the 'plein-air' Rome Art Program run by Carole Robb in 2012, winning the Jack Miller Award for Best Painting and was invited on four further scholarships in following years. During her involvement with the Rome Art Program she served as a host to visiting board members and as a mentor/teaching assistant to each year’s subsequent intake of students. After spending six years painting in Italy, Janine returned to the England and now focuses on local art using watercolour as her preferred medium with colour and emotion to guide her in a more abstract take rather than traditional work. Her abstract work is influenced by Kandinsky and Hockney as well as the sculpture of Henry Moore and the classical art work of antiquity. Chunghi Choo (born 1938), artist and curator, said of Janine "The watercolours of Janine Reeves are extremely well executed with her fluid motion and powerful strokes. She utilises beautiful composition and colour in her efforts to embody the emotional content of her work, creating a vitality especially present in her Pieta piece and collages.” She has exhibited widely including at Saatchi Art in London and Buckenham Gallery Southwold. She works from her studio at Southwold, Suffolk.

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