Silk Painter

Janese Harnett

Janese Harnett at work Hokitika Craft GalleryAfter many enjoyable visits to the West Coast, I moved here in 2002 and reside at Rapahoe, a small beach settlement near Greymouth. I love the environment and enjoy other interests such as fossicking on the beach for jade and stones to tumble polish. Whitebaiting is another passion.

A friend introduced me to hand painting silk scarves in 1993 and at workshops, I experimented with different techniques. I love working with colour and find it stimulating and fascinating how the end product turns out.

Silk has a lovely feel to it, a fine but warm fabric. I still love, when time allows, to experiment with different ideas on scarves and garments. There is always the challenge to learn more.

Silk Top with Butterfly Sleeves

Detail of Silk Top

Silk Top with Ribbon and Paua Tie

Three Silk Scarves