Janet Ayliffe has been working as a print artist, painter and printmaker for over 20 years. Her work reflects her personal life and surroundings, producing art that is accessible to a broad audience, yet mysterious and deeply complex.
Through her works, we see a glimpse into Janet’s life: her development, her children, her home and the hills, animals and plants that surround her, the emotions that stir her, the issues that concern her and the people who have touched her heart.
Born raised on a farm on Kangaroo Island, Janet now lives with her family at Honey Humm Farm outside Kangarilla, a village in the beautiful hills region south of Adelaide in South Australia. It is here she has masterfully refined her techniques, from wood engravings to intaglio etching, aquatint oil and watercolour painting. Furthermore, she is a pioneer of solar plate etching techniques as well as multiple plate work. It is these techniques she also teaches in classes near her home and in workshops during interstate visits.
Janet’s work is displayed in public and private collections and in art galleries in Australia, Britain, Europe, Japan, Canada and the USA. She has illustrated for Penguin books, and has work commissioned for several institutions such as the Adelaide Festival Centre. She regularly contributes to group and solo exhibitions and the major craft shows around Australia.
See a selection of Janet’s collection online here: http://www.tuskartists.com/janet-ayliffe.html