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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 coastline of Scotland, southern England, Wales and Ireland to sail and also 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 plus subjects which involve an element of speed and colour such as motorsport and horse racing are also included in the range of work..

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 the image.  Acrylic is the medium of choice but watercolour and oil can be used depending on the subject matter.

Jacqui Wedding pressy - looking out from McNeil Bay.JPG

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' Boating By The Beach' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, Image size 80x40cm

 

Aldeburgh Contemporary Arts, Suffolk



'Meadow', Oil on Canvas, Framed, 

Image size 12x22in


Hatton House Art & Design, Dunkeld



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'A Fresh Wind' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, Image size 50x50cm

 

Dart Gallery, Dartmouth



'A Dark Dilemma!'  Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, image size 80x40cm


Cove Gallery, Weymouth 



'Thundering Through!, Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, 

Image size 80x40cm




'A Blowy Afternoon Sail!' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, Image size 40x40cm


CLK Art, Lymm



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'A Bright Bouquet' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, 

Image size 30x30cm

 

The Jetty Gallery, Oban



'Night Fireworks' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, 

Image size 60x60cm

 

Enid Hutt Gallery, Kirkcaldy



' Start of the Race!' Acrylic on Canvas Box, 

Image size  140x70cmcm

 

Molasses House, Harpenden



'Fabulous Wind!' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, 

Image size 30x30cm


Strathearn Gallery, Creiff



'Colour Crush!' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, 

Image size 30x30cm

 

The Framework Gallery, Troon



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'Colourful Chaos!' ,Acrylic on Canvas , Framed, 

Image size 40x40cm

 

Annan Gallery, Glasgow



'Ferrari V Aston!' Acrylic on Canvas Box, 

Image size 140x70cm


George Thornton Art, Manchester




'Tumbling Torrents! '',Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, 

Image size 30x30cm


Castle Framing, Cricceith




 

'Billowing Canvas' Acrylic on Canvas, Framed,

Image size 60x60cm

 

The Picture House Gallery, Padstow



''Nautical Nights! Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, 

Image size 80x40cm


 The Art Agency, Esher



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''Colourful Chaos! Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, 

Image size 60x60cm

 

 PORTSOY GALLERY, PORTSOY



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