Day 28 | ’HOME with Janet & Roger’ | #HomeIsWhereTheArtIsIOM
Janet Corran is a lecturer in Health and Social Care at UCM and specialises in Early Years Care and Education and Child Psychology. Janet says that she is an Artist at heart.
“Art enables me to play without rules; there are no boundaries and quite often no end product; with freedom and creativity, I am a child. The experiences of childhood colour our lives and the artwork that I usually make can seem playful but usually holds a serious psychological slant that is dark and with hidden meaning.
The bright, colourful, joyous paintings produced during ‘lockdown’, were carried out both to make me feel better and to give others hope. Their positioning and access make these pictures part of the community and belong to the public… and they have been very much shared on social media!
Many walkers have taken pictures of the paintings and put them on social media. The rainbow painting in Peel Fisheries shop window was photographed by a passer-by, who put it on Instagram. This photograph of my painting has been selected to be used in a piece of art by The People’s Picture (based in London), that is being gifted to the NHS next week.
My husband Roger, has always supported and helped me with my art (esp. Big Installations). The video ‘Home’ is representative of our beautiful home and life and I would like to dedicate it to him.”
We are in the final days of May with just a handful of fantastic videos from creatives left as part of our Home is Where The Art Is project.