Janet Boulton: Watercolours

  • Janet Boulton: Watercolours

    • Date: 29th November 2017 - 20th January 2018
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Bath Road, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 15:00
    • Cost: £0.00

    Janet Boulton is internationally known for her watercolours and paper relief works, but few know of her connections to Swindon.

    This exhibition celebrates her works on paper and will include paintings inspired by music, still life and gardens. Boulton was born in Swindon. After art school, she returned to the town and worked as an art teacher at Swindon College, Commonweal and Hreod Parkway. In 1977, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery hosted her exhibition, ‘Windows and Reflections’, inspired by her views from classrooms in the town. Since the late 1970s, she has worked at Ian Hamilton Finlay’s garden at Little Sparta, the Villa La Pietra, and the Garden Museum. Her work is in public and private collections in the UK and abroad. This exhibition is a welcome return to Swindon from this important artist. It celebrates both her innovative use of watercolour and her engagement with nature, beauty, architecture and music. Image: Janet Boulton, Terracotta Pots with Ceres and Diana, Villa La Pietra