20 Questions to artist Janine Pinion
1: Who are you?
Janine Pinion, artist and writer
2: What is your background?
Left home at 16, worked as an insurance clerk, emigrated to Liverpool to study art, stayed and opened my own gallery (the Acorn, now the Egg), had a baby (he’s now 26), and went back to Uni, studied humanistic psychology, art therapy and counselling, now work in education and mental health.
3: Where were you born?
Belfast, Northern Ireland
4: Explain your work in up to 40 words.
Painting = exploring how the world feels; Drawing = exploring how the world fits together (or not) and how it really looks, being fully present, not guessing; Materials = the exquisite interplay of particular brushes, pens and implements with pigments, water and oils.
5: How has your practice changed over time?
I’m much less concerned about the end result. I don’t labour…
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