JANET HAIGH | APPLIED ARTIST
Janet Haigh has lived with the painter Stephen Jacobson for more than 30 years in a house overlooking the Bristol Channel, situated where the Severn Estuary flows into a stretch of water referred to, on the old sea charts. as the Severn Sea. Their garden wall and the sea wall are one and the same.
Jacobson and Haigh met at Liverpool College of Art; thereafter Stephen continued to study painting at the Royal Academy Schools, whilst Janet worked as an illustrator and designer in the London fashion industry. Through sheer frustration at the creative confines of her working life, Janet began to hand stitch small-scale imaginary gardens. From these beginnings, both artists have continued to follow their individual creative paths, side by side.