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About Artist 
Janet Matthews 

Janet's work has been described as “weaving magic” with pencil. 

“My art is my passion, especially pencil, colour pencil and graphite.  I love to draw our botanical and wildlife subjects with intensity, personality and precise detail.  I want to engage and inspire viewers with the beauty and uniqueness of our natural world.” 


Janet is a multi-award winning artist exhibiting regularly in Australia and overseas.  Accolades include -

  • Excellence Award WAMA works on paper exh 2021 (Wildlife Art Museum of Australia)

  • Silver medal Wild Awards 2021 Wildlife Art Society of Australasia.

  • Selected finalist Holmes Art Prize 2021

  • Artwork in the collection of the New York State Museum, USA and the Roberson Museum and Science Centre, New York, USA.

  • Represented Australia in the World Wide Botanical Exhibition 2018

  • Juried Award, Focus on Nature 2014, New York State Museum (top 14 artworks);- Commissions by Australia Post for stamp images released in 2006 and 2009 and 2021;

  • Wildlife Artist of the Year- 2017, 2013 and 2011 - (Wildlife Art Society of Australasia). 

  • Kenneth Jack Drawing Award- 2013, Australian Guild of Realist Artists. 

  • Fellow of the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia

  • Fellow of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists.

  • Diploma and a Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts, Monash University.

  • Published in many magazines as well as books, including “50 Top Australian Artists”, “Wild Inspirations“ (Wildlife Art Museum of Australia) and “Flora of Australia” 2018.


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