Janet Pidoux S.W.A. S.O.F.A.
I was born in Penn, Buckinghamshire, where I still live today. I have been painting now for over twenty-five years, starting with watercolour miniatures of wildlife and flowers, but finally settling on pastel as I love the soft effect which can be achieved in this medium. I enjoy painting most subjects, my favourite being feline art which often features my own cats. My aim is to capture their individual personalities and give them a life of their own.
In 1992 I was invited to become a member of the Society of Women Artists and in 1997 a member of the Society of Feline Artists. I have also exhibited with the Pastel Society and the Society of Wildlife Artists, both at the Mall Galleries in London. In September 2006 I was given the Llewellyn Alexander Award for an outstanding set of feline paintings at the annual London exhibition for the Society of Feline Artists. In 2008 I was one of many cat-loving artists and celebrities to contribute a picture to a new book published by the Feline Advisory Bureau called Essential Cattitude: An Insight Into the Feline World.
My work can be found in numerous private collections worldwide and has been reproduced on many occasions for the print market. More recently I have been working with merchandising companies to produce images for their products, including tins for Elite Giftboxes, mugs and stationary for Padblocks, tea towels for McCaw Allan and various household items for Booth Design. I happily accept commissions.