Janet Treloar was born on the cliffs of West Cornwall. After an MA at Somerville College, Oxford, she travelled with her family in the oil business, living, painting, studying and exhibiting in many countries, including Colombia and Norway. Back in England, Janet has exhibited at the RA, the NEAC Open, and various groups as well as solo shows in London and Cornwall. She has also had solo exhibitions at the Russian Embassy, Pushkin House and the Galitzine Library, St Petersburg. Janet shows regularly in all RWS exhibitions and has taught watercolour workshops in London, Cornwall and Italy. Janet is on the Council of the Chelsea Art Society, on the Board of the Richard Demarco European Art Foundation, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and member of the Chelsea Arts Club. As well as landscapes and still-lives, Janet finds inspiration in major themes: the 'Romanesque Arch as a Language of Europe', the war sites of 'Russia’s Hero Cities' and the great poet Anna Akhmatova.