Janet Nelson - Artsea - A Brush With The Ocean
Last Site Update 4 August


Artist Information

Janet (Jan) Nelson is a mainly self-taught artist, apart from 3 years study with the Open College of the Arts and has been painting for over 25 years. Jan works full time from her studio in the lovely East Neuk of Fife.

With the sea nearby, work can be combined with her other great love of sailing.  She makes regular trips around the coast of Britain and particularly to the West Coast of Scotland both for sailing and to observe the changing scenery and find new ideas for her work.   Although the majority of Jan’s work relates to the sea, she is also an accomplished landscape painter where a passion for nature comes to the fore, particularly in her floral works.   

The paintings you will see are as much about the paint as the picture - the paint is laid on thickly so that it catches the light and adds extra depth.  This style of painting helps to capture the tremendous movement, thrills and glorious colours of sailing both in a scenic and racing sense. Acrylic is the medium of choice but watercolour and oil are also used depending on the subject matter. 

'Morning Beach Walk for Inspiration!'

Jan concentrates her work within a few select galleries around the United Kingdom and paintings can also be found in numerous private collections worldwide.

Upcoming 2017 Shows are now listed on the Exhibition News Page

Latest News:

Showing work with Scotland Artist's 
during Pittenweem Arts Festival

5th to 13th August
Opening event tonight at 29 Mid Shore Pittenweek, 7-9pm

'Racing to the Bass' and 'Isle of May'

26th August - Aldeburgh Contemporary Arts

15 Year Anniversary Exhibition

Please click on the image to go to the Exhibition page

Just arrived at the Jetty Gallery, Oban in time for West Highland Week!

'A Fresh Start' and 'A Fearsome Night!' -both Acrylic on Canvas Box 70x70cm

'Downwind Under Kites', Acrylic on Canvas Box, 1Mx1M

17th June - Solo Show with the fabulous George Thornton Art! 

Click on link below to go to webpage:

'Yellow Peril!' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, image 70x30cm

1st July - Summer Mixed Show at the Strathearn Gallery, Creiff

'Breeze Round the Headland'Acrylic on Canvas, Framed,Image size 12x22in

'A Swirl of Spinnakers'
Acrylic on Canvas, Framed,
Image size 60x60cm

New collection of work at:

'Overnight Selection', Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, Image size 80x40cm

'Through the Eye of a Needle!' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, Image size 120x50cm

'Night Clash'
Acrylic on Canvas Box
Image size 90x90cm

'Flashing Kites'Acrylic on Canvas Box
Image size 140x70cm

'Fireworks on the Foredeck!', Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, Image size 60x60cm

'Just Off a Lee Shore', Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, Image size 80x40cm

'West Coast Regatta'
Acrylic on Canvas, Framed,
Image size 80x40cm

'Get That Kite Down!'
Acrylic on Canvas, Framed,
Image size 50x50cm

Croft Wingates Gallery, Market Harborough

'A Fantastic Downwind Run!', Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, Image size 60x60cm