interest in art started at a very young age. At fifteen she
was accepted into England's "Rochester upon Medway College
of Art & Design" - the youngest student accepted by the
After graduating and working for a time as a prop-maker and
visual display artist, Janet's career took an entirely different
path. While continuing to paint commissions and murals, Janet
turned her attention to costume design.
Starting her own business, the self taught costume designer
was soon in big demand. Janet designed over 1000 costumes,
with many of them appearing on television and on stage at
London theatres, something she always found immensely rewarding.
Nine years later, health problems put an end to her costume
design career. Two throat operations had left her unable to
speak for two years, and it was to be another four years before
she could hold a conversion.
1988, in search of a healthier climate, Janet and her family
migrated to Australia and settled in Brisbane.
has now opened the "JANET SKINNER
GALLERY" in in the Samford Valley. A beautiful
collection of Skinners works are on display and for sale.
collection of 60 of Skinners works are currently touring Queensland,
2004 -- 2008.
her knowledge has always been a passion close to Janet's heart.
Students at all levels and abilities gain inspiration, motivation
and knowledge from her wealth of expertise.