Janet’s recent work has been about landscape, the details that make up the landscape, the changing seasons and the passage of time. It is a personal landscape grounded in the observed. In starting a new work colour is the first element that she thinks about. She is intrigued by its nuances, subtleties and contrasts. The colours which she uses are associated with elements of the landscape: the fresh greens of Spring, the browns and greys of wood and stone, the rusty corrugated iron of disintegrating field shelters and decaying bracken, the gold of lichen and the acid lemon of oil seed rape. There are the earth pigments: yellow and red ochre, burnt umber and raw Sienna and then there are splashes of pure colour found in flowers, colours so vivid they are almost unreal. Above all it is the regenerative power of nature which nurtures and informs her practice.
Janet Twinn’s book ‘Colour in Art Quilts’ was published by Batsford Books In 2011. In 2017 she completed an MA in Textiles from UCA, gaining a distinction.