Janet Ranson is a painter, educator and nature artist with a passion for art and the beautiful Cape fynbos. She finds inspiration all around her. She works from and in the natural environment, walking, sketching, creating temporary land art installations and collaborations - and using all these to inform her energetic paintings. Bold gestures suggest growth, movement and the flickering light of a windswept mountainside, with succeeding natural phases reveled in washes and layers of paint.
Ranson trained in workshops in South Africa (Thupelo, Multimidiations) and abroad (Thapong, Ngong and Art’s Up, Tate St Ives) and believes art is for sharing. She sees it as a method of making sense of the world, and for celebration. She has participated in and run many workshops, been selected for residencies in Taiwan and South Korea, and exhibits regularly.
She is a founding member of Western Cape Land Art (see Facebook page) and works with Site-Specific artists on large scale land art.
Reality Check, AVA Cape Town 2016
White Curtains 2015 - 16
Invisible Ones, Alliance Francaise du Cap 2015
Open Streets 2014 - 15,
Whispers of the Sea, Castle of Good Hope 2014, Basurama workshop 2014, Sensory Labyrinth Theatre performances 2015, Chenglong Residency Taiwan 2012, Human.Earth series 2011 - 12