Accepted into the Royal West Academy Open 1st Oct 3rd Dec 2017 with her aerial video ’West Pier Brighton’
Really Very Nice Gallery Cambridge: Present Time
The Peoples Gallery Chipping Norton: Present Time
The Church Lane Gallery Banbury: Present Time
Janine Kilroe has created images for the last 30 years, initially as an Editorial Advertising Photographer commissioned by many international blue chip companies and for the past 9 years, she has focused on creating a truly unique one-off style of hand painted fine art photography. Janine’s craft conveys a captured unique moment in time. Her work is available in galleries throughout the UK.
Exhibiting at the Royal West Academy 2017 with her aerial video ’West Pier Brighton’
Exhibited ‘Carousel Brighton’ at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and The Saatchi Gallery, London 2013.
“Photography and videography enables me to express my life experiences, feelings and thoughts when words are simply not enough. My aim and prayer are that others will feel and see what I see and that this will bring great pleasure and blessings to others. “
Janine is inspired by what makes Britain. Its nature, its landscapes and coastal environments all of which she loves to explore. Janine’s view of the world, that’s hidden from our eyes, an unseen layer peeled back.
My signature artwork is to print black and white fine art photographs onto watercolour paper and then selectively reintroduce colour back into the image by hand painting using Watercolour Pencils, Washes and Acrylic inks.
Hand painting her photographs, using a variety of mediums; pastels, watercolour pencils, washes and acrylic inks. All printed on British archival watercolour papers enabling her to subtlety select her interpretation of the original scene.
The feeling of movement and ethereal atmosphere is often achieved, using and hand developing experimental black and white films. Working with classic film cameras and lens such as a 1952 Leica, 4 X 5 Field camera and Pinhole cameras. Janine’s images are intentionally timeless, therefore enabling a possible memory trigger for the viewer.
Janine Kilroe was born in Preston, Lancashire. She completed her Editorial and Advertising Photography H.N.D at Gloucester College of Art and Technology in 1985. She now lives in Bicester, Oxfordshire with her family.
As a photographer of over 30 years, she has worked and travelled for many major international companies such as: Shell, The National Trust and The British Tourist Board.
Recent achievements: “Brighton West Pier” video accepted into The Royal West of England Academy 2017. Exhibited at The Royal Academy Summer Show and Saatchi Gallery, London and many other galleries throughout the UK. Design Factory collaboration with Ceramists Kate Mcbride to create a working ceramic Pinhole Camera.
Solo exhibitions and artist in residencies: Derwent Pencil Museum, Keswick, Hassocks Heritage Art, East Sussex, plus a three-group exhibition “Alternative Views” at West Oxford Art Society.
Her photography work has been reviewed in and featured on the front cover of The British Journal of Photography, National Open Art, Canon EOS Magazine, Cotswold Life, and The Oxford Times.
Her signature artwork is: To print black and white fine art photographs onto watercolour paper and then selectively reintroduce colour back into the image by hand painting using watercolour pencils and washes.
Current projects: New Aerial Videography and Photography business imageinflight.co.uk
Exploring: Country and City landscapes of Paris and London
Recent commissions: Avoca Bridge, Co Wicklow, Ireland and Hyde Park, London.