PLU Open Mic takes a visual turn this week with artist and poet Janice Windle!
Janice Windle is an independent artist and poet. Trained at the Central School of Art in London back in the 1960’s, she has never stopped loving paint, colour and the feeling of brush on canvas. Her notes, diary entries and poems often feature in her work, including her Loving the Light, compiled from the small sketchbooks from her visits to the beautiful Amalfi Coast, Sorrento and Pompeii in southern Italy. These little paintings are individual and original, colourful and full of life and love – of the sun, and the clear light that bathes the flower-lined roads, the mountains and the beaches along this coast. This is not a tourist guide, but one artist’s experience of summers spent in a region that’s next to Paradise. Alongside the pictures are short poems and haiku, for like so many artists and writers before her, the author has been inspired to celebrate the clear light, the fun-loving people, the incredibly blue sea and the historical sites of Italy, in images and words.