Janette Hayhoe's oil paintings focus on the 'everydayness' of contemporary life. Images of familiar objects and spaces have the power to evoke memory and psychological responses that call our attention to what is often overlooked. The fall of light on an object or space both describes and transforms the mundane. By inviting us into a space of contemplation we are asked to reflect on the paradoxical nature of domesticity and memory. This approach is based on careful observation and understanding of nature and involves working predominantly from life.
Janette has a MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, a BA from Queen's University and studied contemporary realism at the Ecole Albert Dufois in France. She lives and works in Guelph, Canada.