Janet Ayliffe

Janet Ayliffe was born and lived for eighteen years on Kangaroo Island, later moving to the Adelaide Hills where she lives with her family. She graduated in 1972 in Fine Art Painting from the South Australian School of Art and has been a printmaker, painter and teacher for over twenty years.

Janet’s etchings often involve the use of multiple plates carrying different colours, as well as incorporating chine collé, archival digital and hand painted elements. Her imagery is drawn from her inner world, her family and the surrounding landscape of the Adelaide Hills and her childhood home on the Island. She looks into the natural world with wonder and reverence, as she does with her inner life, combining and layering them in a unique visual expression.

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