Janis' interest and fascination with printmaking began with wanting to print onto glass. It began at university with screenprinting using glass paints that needed firing in the kiln. This progressed to learning many other printmaking processes using etching inks on paper. The longing to apply the prints to glass was replaced by an ongoing passion for handmade printmaking. She particularly enjoys intaglio printmaking such as drypoint and monotypes. Combining these with other techniques such as cyanotype and colour solar printing is producing interesting results.
'My current exploration is about untouchables. By that I'm not referring to aspects of our natural world that are changed or ruined by us touching them, such as snowflakes, spider webs, ripples on water, smoke and many more'.