Janet McCrorie

Janet McCrorie lives in East Lothian and has spent her working life teaching and creating arts and crafts. Her academic study took place with the Open College of the Arts and at the Leith School of Art, and also credits her two mentors; Jaqueline Watt and Damian Callan.

Janet’s work is easily distinguished with her use of mixed media and vibrant colours to encapsulate the liveliness of the Highland dances she so loves to paint. Commenting on her practice she states, “I work from photographs, sketches and from life, attending Highland Dancing competitions, Scottish Country Dancing events and Ceilidhs all over Scotland. My aim is to make the viewer smile and to induce a sense of nostalgia while putting a modern twist on the spectacle of these ancient traditional dances.”

Her pieces have been used to illustrate the Royal Scottish Country Dancing Society’s Annual Review and her work can also be found at the Edinburgh Airport Art Gallery.