Janet Treby grew up in a small country village in Bedfordshire, surrounded by natural beauty and wildlife, which could only have strengthened her innate love and fascination for nature. This grew with her, and a discovery of art at an early age led to a desire to explore other worldly aspects of life - the mystical and ethereal. These elements can still be clearly seen in her huge and ever-developing collection of works today.
Realizing from the age of eleven that art was her direction, nothing swayed her focus. Studying at West Surrey College of Art and Design and from there on to the Slade School of Fine Art, during which time she lectured at her previous college and others, she went on to a long success with London Contemporary Art, awards, vast amounts of exhibitions and her work is still growing.
Drawing inspiration out of everything from the human body to the metaphysical, the vast breadth and depth of Treby’s work has always been important to her. Whether of wildlife, the female form, or quite often both, the subject is always majestically spiritual and embellished with nature, giving a constantly transforming and narrative experience to the eye.
The diversity of Treby’s work is driven by her constant curiosity towards reality and fantasy, which she breathes through her craft. Her interest in science, art and spirituality is symbolized by countless varying styles and ideas that come together on the canvas sub-consciously and often spontaneously. This interconnectedness she strives to create, the emotional connection between all things, can be sensed in between the multiplicity of her technique.
Treby now resides in rural Cornwall with her family and pets, publishing her work herself. Here she can be her most creative, close to nature and in tune with her art.
Artwork by Janet Treby
Dreams of Thera