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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 2018 Shows are now listed on the Exhibition News Page

Latest News:

 Cove Gallery, Weymouth - Jan Nelson Show 27/28 October

'Bursting Over The Line' 

'Wee Cumbrae Challenge!' Acrylic on Canvas, framed, Image size 70x30cm

'Yearning for Yellow', and 'Romantic Reds'  Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, Images 30x30cm

George Thornton Art, Nottingham

'Sweeping Past the Shoreline'
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'A Dark Racing Line' Acrylic on Canvas Box, 140x70cm

 New work for Summer

'Out in the Breeze' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, image 60x60cm

New work for summer show

'Cavalcade of Colour' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, image 70x30cm

'All Hell Let Loose' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, Image size 60x60cm

The Annan Gallery, Glasgow - Summer Show now on!

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

'Breaking Out The Kites' Acrylic on Canvas Box, 90x90cm

 Scotland Artists, Bothwell - Summer Show

'Regatta Off the Headland' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, image 100x40cm

Summer Show at Dart Gallery, Dartmouth

'Racing by Blackstone Rocks' Acrylic on Canvas Box, 140x70cm

Summer with the Enid Hutt Gallery
at their Aberdeen and Kirkcaldy galleries

'East Coast Regatta' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, Image size 90x40cm

'Lee Shore' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, 40x40cm

Summer at  Cloud Galleries

'Regatta By Night' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, Image size 70x30cm