Figurative / Realism




South West


"Janis Ridleys' bronze sculptures breathe with the life of the material in which they are made. They hold their own in a very natural and earthy way and yet contain metaphorical significance, a sense of being human and of bringing to the temporal world a contemplative quality of timelessness". - Peter Davies

Janis was elected member of Royal Society of Sculptors in 2002.

Her commissions can be seen in Exeter Cathedral (Unfolding Love 2006), University of Exeter (Stargazer 2001), Topsham Millennium Sculpture (Spirit of Youth) , Matara Kingscote Park Gloucestershire (Isness 2004), Stratford upon Avon Croft School (Messenger with Bird 2005), and the South Korea Bundang Memorial Park (Rugged Angel 2017).

She has exhibited her work at London, Hong Kong and New York art fairs since 2010, with the Edgar Modern Gallery in Bath. Janis has exhibited with Josie Eastwood Gallery, Moncrieff- Bray Gallery, Sculpture Park Farnham, Stour Gallery, Alan Kluckow Gallery and Yew Tree Gallery. 

She currently shows sculpture with Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth, Sculpture Park Farnham, Otomys Gallery and Lympstone Manor, Exmouth.

Her next Solo Exhibition will be at Coombe Gallery Dartmouth in 2021.

She is included in 50 Women Sculptors published in 2020.

Janis works in a 17 Century barn in Devon.