Janine Baldwin

'Living on the North Yorkshire coast I am surrounded by beautiful moors, woodland and coastline - these natural environments are a constant inspiration, and sketches made directly in the landscape form the basis of studio work. With a strong focus on mark-making and texture, I use layers of charcoal, pastel and graphite to gradually create my work.

 

Influences include Joan Eardley, Cy Twombly and Abstract Expressionism. I am passionate about the conservation of our landscape and since 2006 I have been a conservation volunteer for the North York Moors National Park, working on projects such as tree planting and butterfly habitat management - these projects have allowed a deeper understanding of the landscape, in turn enriching the artwork I create.'