Janine Philips graduated from the Royal College of Art & teaching at Wycombe Abbey School and has been a full time artist for the last 10 years. She is continually inspired by coasts & local landscapes to explore colour, texture and the ephemeral qualities of light, from the representational to abstraction. Her aspirations when she begin a piece are to evoke a sense of place. Janine begins painting by immersing herself in an environment that inspires her. Through her work she aims to capture a feeling from her experience of each place, using oil paints that give her a fantastic sense of depth and are very versatile, moving from translucent to opaque with an application of pressure. She is interested in creating a surface which has different qualities when viewed close to & from a distance and changes with the light within a space so the paintings are never static.