Mouat works with water colour and still gets a major thrill from watching where the water and paint will travel when they hit the paper’s surface. All her paintings are created to pass from generation to generation. She uses acid free paper and mount boards, conservation glass (to reduce UV damage), plus only the best quality Winsor and Newton paints. By self admission she works slowly. “I can take three to six months to complete one work. First I draw in pencil then I paint and begin layering. I used to mainly do botanical illustration, but have spent recent years exploring larger floral works.” Her wildlife series on show (alongside her botanical works and floral studies) at Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza this December includes a magnificent zebra and giraffe (Mouat lived in South Africa with her husband and regularly travelled to Botswana).
This UK born illustrator, artist and Melbourne School of Art graduate has had many previous solo shows. Come and explore this Mount Eliza local’s love of nature from December 2 at the ground breaking Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza.
You won’t be disappointed.
Janette Mouat – Solo Exhibition – DECEMBER 2 to 16
Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza
A: 60 Mount Eliza Way, Mount Eliza