• Crafty Beggars In The House

    Janie Burnett-Bleach (Janie’s Originals)

    Mixed media painting, free motion embroidery, craft demonstrating, stamp designing and teaching.

    Born and raised in Somerset Janie is artistically heavily influenced by her home, which is a 22 acre Nature Garden and Farm. Janie studied for a BND in Arts and crafts straight from school before working in fashion retail for 11 years, she then returned to university to study for a foundation degree in Fine Art at Somerset College followed by a BA Hons in drawing and Applied Arts at Bristol UWE. It was here that Janie’s mixed media experimentation really took hold and after completing a PGCE In post compulsory education Janie continued to paint only as a hobby.

    Now, a few years on, Janie has her own business selling original paintings and embroidered accessories via the internet and at shows, fairs and markets. Janie is now exploring and developing a decorative working style using techniques discovered during her studies, combined with the continued influence of her natural surroundings. Working styles vary from a more traditional painting style to combining a large array of mediums often combining many different techniques in individual pieces. Nature, colour and texture will always provide inspiration and by using her own photography to paint from Janie’s painting is very personal in content to her surroundings. Mixed media is an ever developing passion of Janie’s and makes each piece of work even more unique as no two pieces are ever the same and prints are never taken so every piece is unique. Keen for customers to have art that is not just unique in the use of medium, Janie works on a lot of commissions where personalisation is included, from the use of the client’s reference pictures to concealed names and symbols and the ever popular pet portrait.

    Janie regularly organises day or weekend workshops teaching beginner through to advance mixed media techniques and is available to teach group workshops and 1 to 1 tuition in both arts and crafts.

    Janie Burnett-Bleach
    Janie’s originals
    Town Tree Nature Garden
    Town Tree Lane
    TA12 6AP
    Email: janiesoriginals@gmail.com

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