Janet Buckle’s work is representational with an interest in shapes, colour and pattern. She paints in oils on canvas or wood and her subjects include still-life, flowers and landscape.

For the past twenty years she has been making paintings, mixed-media drawings and prints of the coal mining landscape.

Janet studied at the Slade School in London from 1965 to 1969 and exhibits her work locally and nationally. Janet Buckle’s work is in private collections including Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, the National Coal Mining Museum for England, and The Gemini Collection, Bishop Auckland.


1984 and 1993 – The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

1997 – 8 “Old King Coal” solo touring exhibition – Doncaster, Neath, Salford, Wakefield, Ilkeston, Cannock and Mansfield

2001 – 3 “Colours of Coal” solo touring exhibition – Bishop Auckland, Doncaster and Wakefield

2002 – “Discerning Eye” – Mall Galleries, London

2007 and 2009 – Lynn Painter Stainers Prize Exhibition – Painter Stainers Hall, London

2010 – Threadneedle Prize Exhibition – Mall Galleries, London

2011 – “Landscape of the Senses” – National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield

2012 – “The Deep of the Modern” – Manifesta 9 The European Biennial of Contemporary Art – June 2nd to September 30th – Genk, Limburg, Belgium

2014 – “Shafts of Light – Mining Art in the Great Northern Coalfield” – 17th May to 21st September 2014 – The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

2018 – “Janet Buckle – A Retrospective. From Flowers to Coal Mines – A Lifetime’s Work, April 21st to July 1st 2018 – Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery. Catalogue available.


2002 – Shafts of Light-Mining Art in the Great Northern Coalfield, Gemini Productions ISBN 0-9532217-1-7, Pgs 185-186, 225

2004 “The Artist” magazine, February

2022 “Art Quarterly”