In her Drouin Studio Janine Good working on Shinin Thru.
Photographer Stewart Chambers.
Photo courtesy of Pakenham Gazette.
Article “Her art is all Good”, People in profile, Pg 10 Wednesday, 30 January, 2013.
“Art and Painting have been my life’s passion.
As a child I drew obsessively.
After secondary school I studied a Diploma of Graphic Design at RMIT but discontinued because it conflicted with my passion to pursue Fine Arts. I moved to the Dandenongs and set up a studio in Monbulk.
While working part-
Ian Gardiner (printmaking) & Kevin Boyd (ceramics). Also painting with Stephen Wickham.
Janine Good, Embrace 2,
Carved Sandstone 1997,
Since 2001 I have lived in rural Drouin with my musician partner amongst a wild rambling garden surrounded by pasture. Apart from a stint as coordinator of the local Festival Art Show, I have been painting instructor at the Pakenham Living Learning Community Centre, since 2006 to the present, taking me away from my studio a day a week and enabling me to connect with community to share my knowledge and passion for Art.
Merv Moriarty 1938-
See ABC Documentary
Painting at Arkaroola Flinders Ranges SA in 1989
A decade later in 1996 I again returned to formal study, now a mother of two small children, (initially to study Art History by Distance Education while living in Queensland) but on return to Victoria the following year on campus I was to complete my Bachelor of Visual Arts at Monash University Gippsland by 2001 with mentors Rodney Forbes (Australian Galleries) & Julie Adams.
Of particular interest to me is colour, it seems to be the impetus that inspires my creativity, I am intrigued by the colour in light and in darkness. But I’m also drawn towards strong compositional structure.
Janine painting in Southern France, Salies-
Mt Tambourine QLD 1990
Drouin Studio 2009
I feel proud to practice a cultural expression that’s integral to human existence. I have an enduring love of Art History and my influences have been many and varied: from the Heidelberg painters to the Angry Penguins; the Impressionists to Frida Kahlo; Van Gogh to Edward Hopper; William Young to William Kentridge.
I love the ordinary themes and painterly, colourful works of Lucy Culliton, the textural surfaces and powerfully intense statements of Mandy Martin but also the looseness and surprise of Elisabeth Cummings, to name three contemporary female Australian artists because women have largely been overlooked through art history.
Drouin Studio, Open Studios 2022
My most recent challenging but rewarding project has been my role as Creative Recovery Artist Facilitator (2020-
Central Australia 1989
Memorable highlights of my career in art so far have been:
Creative Recovery Project
Working with community, Drystone Workshop at Tonimbuk 18-
My Drouin Studio during West Gippsland Open Studios 2022
I officially became a Member of Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors (MSWPS) in early 2020. Founded in 1902, it is one of the longest running art societies in Australia and I hope to follow in the footsteps of some of the most celebrated women artists such as Lina Bryans, Clarice Beckett, Ethel Carrick-
I have strong associations with art organisations in the Latrobe Valley due to attending university there. I am currently a member of
ARC Yinnar (The Art Resource Collective) and have Life Membership with
_Janine Good 2022