Janet Kenyon, artist

Janet Kenyon

Picture by Janet Kenyon

Citylight. First prize winner of the RWS Bankside Gallery/Freshfields Bruckhaus, Deringer. Purchase Prize

Profile

Awards

1995 1st prize winner of the Greater Manchester Arts Award
1997 1st prize winner of the Northern Region Laing Watercolour competition, Manchester
2000 1st prize winner of the Laing Watercolour Landscape competition Critics prize, London
2009 1st prize winner of the Smith & Williamson, Cityscape Prize in the
RWS/Sunday Times Watercolour competition
2009 1st prize winner of the Kent Valley Award in the Lake Artists Society Competition
2009, 2012 & 2013 prize winner in the Cumbrian Open Competition
2010 2nd prize winner of the St Cuthbert’s Mill Award in the Royal Watercolour Society Open Competition
2010 1st prize winner of the Cumbria Life, Lake Artists Society prize
2011 1st prize winner of the Cumbrian Open Competition
2011 1st prize winner of the RWS Bankside Gallery/Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Purchase prize
2014 1st prize winner of the Cumbrian Open Competition
2016 winner of the Sunday Times/Smith & Williamson Cityscape Prize

Solo Exhibitions

1980 – Salford City Art Gallery, Manchester
1985 – Bury Art Gallery & Museum
1996 – The Lowry Art Gallery, Manchester
2008 – Upfront Gallery, Penrith
2009 – Heron Theatre, Cumbria
2010 – Octagon Theatre, Bolton
2014 – Upfront Gallery, Penrith

Selected Group Exhibitions:

1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, & 2006, The Laing Watercolour Landscape competition, London,
2005, 2006, 2011, 2012 & 2017 The Royal Institute of Watercolours competition, London.
2005, 2006, 2011 & 2017 The Society of Women Artists, competition, London.
2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 & 2006 The Sunday Times Singer & Friedlander competition, London
2009, 2011, 2012, 2014 The Royal Watercolour Society/Sunday Times competition, London
2016 & 2017 The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, London
2009 & 2010 The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize competition, London
2009 The Royal Scottish Academy Open competition, Edinburgh
2010, 2011, 2014, 2016 The Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary competition, London
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 Lake Artists Society Open, Grasmere
2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 Cumbrian Open, Upfront Gallery, Penrith
2011 New English Art Club Open Exhibition, London
2017 -2018 New Light Art Prize, The Bowes Museum County Durham, Huddersfield Art Gallery and Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Carlisle.

Collections/commissions

Bolton City Council, Rock Hall, Bolton
Salford City Council
Smith & Williamson
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Publications and Web links

The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

BBC Local Live Cumbria on Thursday 1 September 2016 – BBC News

Published article ‘Revelations’ in ‘The Art of Watercolour’ magazine, March 2016, 22nd issue.

Published article in the Artist magazine August 2017 issue
A head for heights

Article in the Bolton News

Antiques and Fine Art article

Published article ‘Revelations’ in ‘The Art of Watercolour’ magazine, March 2016, 22nd issue.

Artist & illustrators Magazine, September 2013.

2009 RWS/Sunday Times Watercolour competition

“The winner was Janet Kenyon, whose view of the Blackpool illuminations in the rain, Northern Lights, almost won one of the other prizes as well. It’s a watercolour that actually looks like one. The light on the rainy tramway and the glare in the sky are especially well done.”_
Frank Whitford. Art Critic for The Sunday Times

Sunday Times ranks Janet’s lights the tops

Sep 2009
The Bolton News article

“Winning Picture puts artist in spotlight”

Sep 2010
Cumbria Life magazine.

“Night Light” wins Cumbria Life award at Lakes Artists show

11 February 2011
Cumberland & Westmorland Herald

10th Cumbrian Artists’ Open Exhibition, First prize winner Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, by Janet Kenyon

September 2013 issue of The Artist & illustrator magazine
featured in an article ‘Art of the City’

Featured in October 2014 issue of Lancashire Life magazine

Exhibitions/Gallery Representation
Vermilion Gallery: 10a Princess Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6DD
http://www.vermiliongallery.co.uk/

Burlington Paintings
10 and 12 Burlington Gardens,
LONDON
http://www.burlington.co.uk

ByGillian Gallery
7 Station Road, Bourne End, Bucks
http://www.bygillian.com