Janine Baldwin PS

Unison Colour Associate Artist

Unison Colour welcomes Janine Baldwin into the Associate Artist Family

Artist Statement: 

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 my studio work. I use layers of charcoal, pastel and graphite to gradually create my work, and I feel these layers reflect the sheer depth of detail in the Yorkshire landscape, from the tiniest plants across to vast forests on the horizon line. Influences include Joan Eardley, Cy Twombly and Kurt Jackson. 


B. 1979, Leeds. Janine lives in Scarborough on the North Yorkshire coast and produces paintings, prints and works on paper inspired by land and sea. She has exhibited extensively across the UK, including with the Royal Academy of Arts, the Pastel Society and the Society of Women Artists, London. Janine’s work is included in private collections worldwide, and has received several prestigious awards such as the Arts Club Charitable Trust Award, the Haworth Prize and the Unison Colour Award. In 2017 Janine was elected a member of the Pastel Society, London, and she is an Associate Artist of Unison Colour pastels. She is passionate about the conservation of our landscape and since 2006 she has been a conservation volunteer for the North York Moors National Park, working on projects such as tree planting and butterfly habitat management. 



1998 – 2001 BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree

University of York, Scarborough Campus (no longer affiliated)

1995 – 1997 GNVQ Advanced Art & Design, A-Level Art

 School of Creative Arts (Westwood Campus), Scarborough 


Awards, Prizes and Membership: 

2017 – Elected a member of the Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London 

2017 – Highly Commended Work in Monochrome Prize, Society of Graphic Fine Art, Menier Gallery, London 

2017 – Picture Framing Workshop Prize, Kunsthuis Gallery, Crayke, York 

2016 – Unison Colour Award at the ‘Pastel Society Annual Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London

2015 – Haworth Prize at the ‘New English Art Club Annual Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London

2014 – The Arts Club Charitable Trust Award at the ‘Pastel Society Annual Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London

2006 – Shortlisted for Art Scholarship for Rural & Landscape Artists, Royal Bath & West of England Society  


Selected solo exhibitions: 

2017 – ‘Line in Motion’, Birch Tree Gallery, Edinburgh 

2012 – ‘Expressions’, Pyramid Gallery, York

2011 – ‘On the Path of Colour’, Back o’ the Shop Gallery, Terrington, York

2007 – ‘Visions of Land and Sea’, Scarborough Art Gallery, North Yorkshire 


Selected group exhibitions: 

2017 – ‘Pastel Society Annual Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London (2013 – 2018) 

2017 – ‘Landshapes’, Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax

2016 – Cambridge Art Fair, represented by Watermark Gallery 

2015 – ‘The Haworth Prize’ at the ‘New English Art Club Annual Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London 

2014 – ‘A Woman’s View’, Blue Tree Gallery, York

2013 – ‘Painting: Light of the North’, According to McGee, York

2011 – ‘Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London 

2010 – Cricket Fine Art, London  

2009 – Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London 

2008 – Biscuit Factory, Newcastle 

2007 – Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance, Cornwall 

2005 – ‘Bath Society of Artists 100th Exhibition’, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath 



Sir Alan and Lady Heather Ayckbourn 

Private collections across the UK, Europe, Africa, Mexico and US

Blog posts relating to Janine Baldwin PS

Plage Des Sablon, by Janine Baldwin

International Artist Project

2018 will see the culmination of a international collaborative project I have been lucky enough to be involved with over the last year.

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