Jan has been passionately involved in making Art since childhood and she is constantly inspired by what she sees around her. She aims to convey the beauty, excitement and energy of her favourite subjects – the natural world, especially horses, big cats, the sea and the world of dance.
Teaching Art in Spain
After gaining a Distinction in Graphic Design at Newcastle upon Tyne College of Art Jan worked in a commercial graphics studio, then continued Art as a portrait painter and freelance artist. Her work has been exhibited over 40 times, often in solo exhibitions, in the UK, France and Spain. Jan has won prizes for her paintings.
She has a lifetime of satisfied customers for her paintings, commissioned portraits and pet portraits. She has also painted and sold honest copies of Impressionist-style paintings: Degas, Cezanne, and Turner. Please get in touch via the Contact Form if you would like to buy or commission a painting.
Jan has taught Art in the UK and Spain, founded and run an art group in Spain, and has worked for The Arts Society in their new Javea branch on the Costa Blanca. She has also been a judge in painting competitions.
Jan now lives and works in Alnwick, Northumberland. She is a member of two Art groups there and exhibits with them twice a year.
Jan believes that Art should be joyful and uplifting, whether you are creating it or looking at it. Colour and Light are her mantras when painting.