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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:

Solo Show starting 9th March
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The Annan Gallery, Glasgow

'February First Footing' 10th Feb to 11th March

'Stonebyres Linn' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, 30x30cm

The Art Agency, Esher - new collection now in

'Round the Light' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, 40x40cm

2nd December, End of Year Mixed Show at Strathearn Gallery, Creiff

'Breeze on the Jetty' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, image 70x30cm

'Flowing Falls', Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, image 30x30cm

Annual Winter Show at Scotland Artists, Bothwell

'Red Rage' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, image 70x30cm

'Offshore' Acrylic on Canvas Box, 140x70cm

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'Colours Up For the Race', Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, Image size 80x40cm

A Range of work with the Enid Hutt Gallery
at their Aberdeen and Kirkcaldy galleries

'Boddam' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, Image size 80x40cm

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

'Twisted Lines'Acrylic on Canvas, FramedImage size 80x40cm

'Clean Air', Acrylic on Canvas, Framed Image size 70x30cm

'Battling With the Kite' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, 80x40cm

'Heading for the Islands' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, 80x40cm

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