j a n e t   m a t t h e w s

'Mmm where did it go?" - colourpencil/graphite

Janet's individual style of combining coloured pencil and graphite has been described as "weaving magic with pencil". 
Her realistic, detailed and gentle drawings of animals and birds full of personality and humour, have won many awards.
 Janet exhibits regularly in Australia and overseas. 

Her realistic, detailed and gentle drawings are always of a high standard and reflect her own personality, 
humour, life experiences and love of our wildlife. Janet's love of drawing and her rapport with 'critters' is evident in her portrayal 
of animals and birds, either in their natural environment or co-habitating in suburbia. Drawing them in family groups, in pairs of 'friends
' or in action or play, she captures their personality or "conversation" beautifully.   

'What's for Lunch?' - colourpencil/graphite

Janet's pencil works, full of personality, humour, beautiful detail have won many awards and gained her some wonderful accolades. 
 Recently she was awarded the Wildlife Artist of the Year from the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia.

'Kookas, 1,2,3' - colour pencil/graphite

 Her drawing of an echidna swimming won a Juried Award in the "Focus on Nature" Exhibition in the New York State Museum. 
 Her artwork is held in high regard and continues to forge new ideas and win acclaim.

Janet Matthews