Sculpture is a way of communicating complex emotions, feelings and ideas Often they are revealed during the making process. I explore ideas of love, humour, power and trust, the human story
Nature, dance and certain myths and literature are sources of inspiration .
Janis Ridley was born in Co. Durham near the border with Northumberland
She studied sculpture at Newcastle upon Tyne School of Art on Foundation course and completed a BA Hons in Fine Art at Exeter College of Art .
She became a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 1998.
She has taught part -time at Newcastle upon Tyne school of Art University of Exeter and adult master classes.
Since 1996 she has focused on sculpture, making public and private commissions and exhibiting in galleries London Art Fairs and sculpture parks.
She has been involved in Art in Action in Oxford for the past three years.
Her work is in many private collections in the UK, France Germany Australia Hong Kong and the United States.
She has received two Arts Council Awards
2000 Spirit of youth Topsham millennium sculpture
2001 Stargazer University of Exeter sculpture collection
2004 Isness Matara Centre Gloucestershire
2006 Unfolding Love Exeter Cathedral
2007 The Croft School Stratford upon Avon
Private collections in the UK, France, Australia, Honkong and the USA.
Edgar Modern Bath Josie Eastwood Winchester Alan Kluckow Fine Art, Moncrieff-Bray gallery, Mall Galleries London The Sculpture Park Farnham,,The Garden Gallery Hampshire,Guernsey Art Parks, Delamore, Matara Gloucestershire, Atelier gallery University of Exeter, Dartington Hall Beaux Art, Royal Academy, Plumbline Gallery St.Ives.
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