Janet Botes is a visual artist inspired by the landscape, insects, and the natural cycles of nature – the growth/decay balance, seasonal changes, the tides and erosion within the landscape. Her work tends to be process based and intuitive, and is intended as an expression and celebration of the earth’s rhythms, captured within a moment. Some work is also driven by a need to create awareness about the destruction of our environment and to encourage support for conservation efforts and projects that help build a greener future.
Janet has been involved with projects hosted by organizations such as VANSA (Visual Arts Network of South Africa), Greatmore Studios (Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa) and Site_Specific (South Africa). She has exhibited in several local group exhibitions and in 2014 had her first solo exhibition entitled WILD & STILL: expressions of the landscape at StateoftheART Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa.