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Janet Hayes mainly works in pastels being attracted to their unique texture, the possibility of glowing colour and the variety of artwork achievable from a quick sketch to a more detailed, finished painting.
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Janet Hayes mainly works in pastels being attracted to their unique texture, the possibility of glowing colour and the variety of artwork achievable from a quick sketch to a more detailed, finished painting.

Her subject matter includes portraits, figures, still life and occasionally landscapes inspired by areas such as Kakadu in Northern Australia.

Janet studied at the Melbourne College of Decoration in the mid seventies, then with Melbourne artist/teacher Con Pappas before twice travelling to New York to study pastel portraiture with portraitist, artist, tutor Daniel Greene in the mid eighties.

Janet Hayes Artist Melbourne Australia
“Collection" (Detail), pastel on paper, 65x94 cms

Janet Hayes has had eight individual exhibitions and has been included in several group exhibitions, including venues in New York, London and throughout Australia, and has participated in touring exhibitions of France, Canada and China.

Among several awards Janet Hayes has received is the Allied Artists of America Award at the Pastel Society of America annual exhibition, New York City in 1993.

Janet has written a series of articles for “Australian Artist” magazine, her work was included in the book “Best of Pastels 2” Rockport Publishing, U.S.A. and was also featured in the first issue of “Pastel Artist International” magazine (cover story)

Janet is a feature artist in the book "Best of Worldwide Artists working in Charcoal, Pastel and Pencil" Kennedy Publishing, USA. Also featured in Luminous Colour, Showcasing Australian Pastel Artists by Linda Hibbs, Indah creations publications, Australia.

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