Janet Botes is an artist who works intuitively to express her appreciation for the sacredness, cycles, and biodiversity of the Earth in her art and workshops. Her work includes Land Art, Installation Art, Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Photography, Digital Art and Assemblage – and often involves her working just as much in the outdoors as in the studio.
Her first two solo exhibitions – Wild & Still: expressions of the landscape (2014) & ORGANISM (2016) was held at StateoftheArt Gallery, Cape Town. She’s been involved with projects and residencies that relate to art and the environment, including Site_Specific, the Karoo Geoglyph Project, the Global Nomadic Art Project, Tankwa Artscape residency, Thupelo, and OPENLab. Her art is included in several corporate and private art collections, incl. PPS Investments, Optima Training, Heyns & Partners Inc. Janet offers workshops and creative coaching to help unearth people’s natural creativity.
“Digging my toes deeply into the sand, soil and pebbles. Feeling the wind and the sun. Stoking the fire of my own creative soul. And going deeper in the experience of life in all its complexity and its simplicity. Its stillness as well as its wildness. Flowing where the waters, and my emotions, take me.”