About me

I’ve been painting for pleasure for as long as I can remember.
It all started when my junior school teacher used to reward me for doing my Maths and English by letting me go into the art room at the end of each day to paint.
I went on to study design at Sheffield Hallam University and I have a degree and PhD in Packaging Design.
After a successful career in packaging for corporate companies, I now split my time between packaging design www.packknack.co.uk and art, but painting was and still is my first love.
I’m an exhibiting member of Nottingham Society of Artists, and work from my artists studio on Canal Side in Beeston Rylands, Nottingham.
I work mainly in watercolours and acrylic, but also enjoy creating in oils.
Please call me to discuss any of my work, to commission a painting, or simply to come and view the gallery: 07904 067160 or janetmbarnes@ntlworld.com