08 Feb Portrait Suite: Janis Clarke – artist
With a new body of work being prepared for his impending exhibition, it was an exciting time to do a portrait session with the very gifted Sydney-based painter Janis Clarke. All the more so because Janis was only just finishing the new work that afternoon and then taking it all away for framing. No time like the present…!
I quickly realised while we chatted a little as Janis applied some finishing touches that Janis’ process is very thoughtful and intimate, and yet full of humour and whimsy too. I loved doing this portrait session because it was such a fascinating experience, and not just for me but one that I hope may offer some insight into Janis’ richly creative environment – especially for those folk who might only see the final results, beautiful though they are!
Janis Clarke’s solo exhibition Fapengo opens March 2 – April 4 2017, at The New Standard Gallery, 236a Riley St, Surry Hills.