Janet Corran BA Fina Art (Hons)
Art enables Janet to be playful without any rules; there are no boundaries and in her case quite often no end product; with freedom and creativity, she is able to be a child again. The experiences of childhood colours our lives, ‘you can take a girl out of Peel but you can’t take Peel out of the girl’. The artwork that is completed can seem playful but often holds a serious psychological slant, like the responsible adult that she has become. As a child of Peel she likes to have fun, to be entertained; loving the colours of the Sunset City and the splendidness of its humbling sea. As an educated adultshe is a frustrated psychoanalyst, dogged with questions about human behaviour and why people choose to hurt themselves, the way they do.
It is not surprising that these combinations make up for an eclectic mix of ideas and use of materialsincluding, wood, paint, wire, ceramics and throwaway objects. Abstract paintings is her current obsession and the use of oil paint as an accommodating medium and a means of uninhibited self-expression, is allowing great access to her creative zone. Current explorations include the use of rust and wax within the oil paint, as painting for Janet is all about the process and as joyous and childlike as it can get.