A career in education preceded the opportunity to indulge in her passion for exploring the British Coast, recording detail of findings, forming the inspiration and vision for watercolour paintings. Travelling nationally, exploring and absorbing individual elements of the landscape, sketching to verify, using pencil, pen and ink, watercolour and photography for later use (provided by an enthusiastic husband’s expertise!) to deliver an everlasting memory of the many stunning and vibrant wildlife and surroundings.
Jan is self-taught and her paintings and limited edition giclee prints are often recognised by the continued flow of her artwork on to the mount, which she creates by hand embellishment, ensuring a unique and totally individual piece of art.
In 2016 Jan won Best Watercolour Painting at NAAG Art exhibition and in 2017 was awarded the June Urban Memorial Cup at the Torbay Guild of Artists 50th Exhibition for Best Watercolour Painting. She was also delighted that year to exhibit in the Biennale Internationale des arts et de la culture in Perros Guirec, France.
A number of workshops in the West Country have contributed to her development and she continues to soak up knowledge and skills from other artists sharing the same passion.
Living the dream!