“My Father Henry Bream, a freelance commercial Artist, worked from the family home. He specialised in the “Figure” for book & magazine illustration, and exciting commercial Posters, all in large demand duing the thirties through to the early fifties: this left a great impression on me.”
Janice George-Allen`s work depicts a diverse range of subject matter, Portraits Landscapes and City life. Making a deliberate move away from her previous favoured medium of Lithography her first love, creating instead impressive large scale oil Paintings, a lively participation with paint and colour, to the rural and urban aspects that claim her interest.
Allen’s exploration of these themes and techniques started when she gained a scholarship to attend Twickenham Art School as a junior student. Since then her experience and enthusiasm to learn and create has never faltered.
In the 70’s she studied Graphics and Lithography and Art history as a part time student at Banbury College of Art.
Accepted at Brooke’s University Oxford as a BA mature part time student in 1988 to study visual Arts and Art History, whilst exhibiting her works extensively around England.
Returning to Brooke`s as an associate Artist for two terms to fine art, painting in oils, to a celebration colour.
Janice has had numerous exhibitions in London, Oxford, Brighton and more recently Ramsgate where she resides today.
Open and Solo Exhibitions
Thanet Artist`s Open House – Ramsgate, Kent – 2016
Thanet Artist`s Open House – Ramsgate, Kent – 2015
Goldstone Gallery Hove – Brighton, East Sussex – 2015
Open Exhibition – York Street Gallery – Ramsgate, Kent 2015
Thanet Open Studio – Ramsgate, Kent – 2014
Lewes Open Studios – Lewes, East Sussex – 2013
Artists United: The Foundry, North Street, Lewes 6th-8th July 2012
New York, Cornwall, Newhaven – Lansdown Studios and Gallery, 5 Lansdown Place, Lewes, BN7 2JT, 14th-26th May 2011
New Art Originals – Billboard Street Exhibition, Southwark Bridge Road, Southside, London
The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Bankside Gallery London
The Rocket Press and Contemporary Art Blewbury Oxfordshire
The Printmakers Council London
The Art Gallery Scarborough
Solo Exhibition Theatre Gallery Chipping Norton Oxfordshire
Solo Exhibition Oxford County Museum Woodstock
Karen Taylor Contemporary Art Gallery Twickenham
Llewellyn Alexander Gallery Waterloo London
Open Exhibition Royal Institute of Oil Painters London
The Merriscourt Gallery Sarsden Oxfordshire
Andrea Goudie Decorator Ryden Homes Ltd London
Untitled – Gallery London
‘The Discerning Eye’ The Mall Galleries London
Participation in Oxfordshire Open Art Weeksv