Felt Art by Janine Jacques: Yorkshire-based landscape artist.

Yorkshire felt landscape of Roseberry Topping by felt artist Janine Jacques

Hi, I’m Janine Jacques, a Yorkshire-based felt artist living between Leeds and York. My passion lies in creating felt art that captures the beauty and magic of nature. I’m thrilled to share that I was recently featured in The Yorkshire Post Magazine on April 20th, 2024.

I bring the great outdoors into your home through my colourful landscape paintings. My felt art evokes memories of cherished landscapes you have visited, special times in the countryside: feelings of space, freedom, calm, and truly being alive in the natural world.

Each felt landscape captures the beauty of nature in a tactile form, bringing landscape painting to life in a unique, environmentally conscious, sustainable way.

Explore my collection of felt art landscape paintings.

Felt art Inspiration

A photo of the felt Artist Janine JacquesLike many I love being out in the countryside and find it very inspiring – taking in the sights, sounds, smells, colours, sky and weather.

I use wool as my main medium as I love the soft textures it creates when it shrinks down to create the felt art. But by incorporating material and other ‘tops’ with the wool I can create even more texture. I love the way the material crinkles up as it shrinks and I often use it to represent part of the sky, a sandy beach, tree bark or to just add a little sparkle for example.

Wool is a beautiful, organic, eco friendly material and so versatile in its uses which makes the possibilities endless.

To read more about my inspiration for creating landscapes click here.

Creation of the felt art

Using photos and my memories of the landscapes I have visited I create a mood board of photos to work from. Drawing on my degree in Fine Art, I create a charcoal sketch first, then an oil pastel painting. I use both of these to create the felt art using the wet felting method. At the end I needle felt into the artwork and finish with hand sewn embroidery. To read more about the process click here.

The final felt art

The final felt art pieces are truly unique and not simply a recording of the scene. Each felt landscape incorporates painterly mark-making and is a celebration of colour, the beauty of wool and nature.

Each felt artwork combines my training in painting with the ancient art of felt-making to celebrate and bring together the different skills of wet felting, needle felting and sewing.

My felt art can be found in art gallery shops in the UK and has been bought by private collectors worldwide.

You're Not My Boss - felt art of a flock of sheep in a Yorkshire landscape by felt artist Janine Jacques
You're Not My Boss, Felt Art by Janine Jacques for Entangled Exhibition at Armley Mills

News, Exhibitions and event dates

20 April 2024 Featured in The Yorkshire Post Magazine, click here to read the article.

19 May 2024 – 24 May 2025 Entangled – a new exhibition with the International Felt Makers Association at Leeds Industrial Museum.

Sheep artwork: titled “You’re Not My Boss,” this felt art portrays the sheep industry in Yorkshire. It captures a moment in time with a sheep in close proximity to a colli dog, locked in a standoff. It was this interaction that inspired the title. Now available to buy as an art print.

17 & 18 August 2024 Art In The Pen Two day art and craft fair at Skipton Auction Mart.

Shop

I have lots of original felt landscape art for you to browse though. Make yourself your favourite drink and take time out to have a sit and view them. Click here to go to my Shop.

Felt Workshops

I currently have felting workshops in wet felting and needle felting,  available in Yorkshire at Aberford Village Hall and Boston Spa Village Hall. Click here to book a felt landscape workshop.

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You Tube

Watch me create my artwork on You Tube. There are lots to choose from including creating my charcoal drawings and oil pastel paintings as well as wet felting and needle felting. Click here to view my You Tube channel.

The Process

My process for felting a landscape begins with a camera. I take lots of photographs of landscapes and skies as I see them on my travels… When I have an idea for my next wet felted landscape I create a mood board… To find out more about my process click here

Greeting Cards

Sets of greeting cards of my felt artwork themes are available to buy: Northumberland coast, landscapes of Ireland and Yorkshire, Sheep scenes and afternoon tea! The cards are blank on the inside for your own message Click here to view the greeting cards.