Janet Q. Treloar

Janet Q. Treloar

Website: Royal Watercolour Society Website


Janet was born on the high cliffs of West Cornwall and their drama is the theme of many of her paintings. After an MA at Oxford, she lived, painted and exhibited in many countries, following her then husband's work in the oil industry. She is a member of the Royal Watercolour Society, which she served six years as vice-president, and on the council of the Chelsea Art Society. The Eastern Front in WWII has been the major theme to have inspired her work since 2005 and has led to books and regular exhibitions in both the UK and Russia ("Russia's Hero Cities" was exhibited first at the Russian embassy, London, May 2005, and at St Petersburg). Other themes have been the great poet Anna Akhmatova (exhibited first 2007 at Pushkin House, London), and the Romanesque as an architectural language for early medieval Europe (exhibited first at the Piers Feetham Gallery, London 2005). Janet's Cornish landscapes are often swept by wild weather, but she has also painted in Egypt and India where her watercolours are particularly responsive to the different qualities of light and climate. Some work of recent years gives expression to ideas and feelings which demand a more abstract formal vocabulary. She tries to use the spontaneous and fluid nature of her medium to the utmost, pushing it to the limits of its expressive possibilities which, with her, yield nothing to those of other media.


Flowers and Fruit 1   Flowers and Fruit 2   Faded Doorways

Red Kremlin   Malta   St George of Moscow in the Snow

© Janet Q. Treloar