Artist Janis Hopley Lane, “Originally born in Scotland, on 12th October, I immigrated to South Africa in the 1960’s with mum, dad and 3 sisters , Lynda, Carol and Avril. I love travelling and have been overseas many times for both business and holidays. I currently live in Durbanville, Cape Town with my creative Husband ,Terry Lane.”

“I have a free and restless spirit with a never ending, busy mind that embraces the adventures of life and makes me who I am.”

“I express myself in my art with raw gut emotion and use loads of layers and textures, intertwined with positive and negative spaces, that form the composition.”

“Sometimes I surprise myself with the outcome of my creations, never quite knowing how they will turn out. I call the style of my current work Contemporary Abstract.”


“The interpretation of my art depends on the eye of the beholder.”



I have had the privilege of being mentored by these artists in the Cape:

Helene Train in Camps Bay
Wilma du Toit in Newlands
Solly Smook in Riebeek Kasteel
Leonie Brown in Melkbos
Adele von Ardel in Durbanville