Janie Pirie

Janie was born in Buckinghamshire and spent much of her childhood painting plants in her father’s garden.  After two years at Northampton School of Art and a brief spell teaching in a primary school she moved to London where she worked in advertising. Marriage, a family and a few years living in the Middle East preceeded eight years working for a local newspaper group where she created display advertisements.  A further two years studying fine art at Colchester Art School followed and her career as an artist began to take shape.  Although she then spent 20 years working in Marketing and Public Relations she also took many commissions for magazine and book illustrations.  However, the pull of illustrating flowers, plants and vegetables from her garden … Continue reading Janie Pirie