Janie McDonald initially studied Ceramics at art college, followed by Art as Environment and then Stitch & Constructed Textiles. Since 2005 she has lived in Cornwall, where she exhibits her textiles, based on natural forms. She teaches 3D Mixed Media for Cornwall Adult Education, and holds art and craft workshops for children.

McDonald works with a wide range of materials and techniques including paint, drawing, textiles, printmaking, and collage. Her art springs from ideas on marriage and costume, random road markings, holes, the notion of being stranded, fractured or cast adrift. A current project (2016) is concerned with routes and identity.

A group exhibition at the Crypt Gallery in August 2016 featured images from a project inspired by the rusty hull of a boat washed up on the rocks at Daymer Bay.


Painting, printmaking, textiles, mixed media

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Open Studios Cornwall 2011; 2012

2015; 2016: Shire Hall Gallery, Bodmin (May/June)

2016: Four Directions, Old Lifeboat House, Porthleven (23-29 July)

2016: Colours from Cornwall, The Crypt Gallery, Norway Square, St Ives (30 July-5 Aug)



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