is one of N.Z.ís foremost representational watercolourists. She paints in acrylics using a watercolour technique, which allows her to achieve the detailed work she enjoys, while still enabling her to do the traditional wet-into-wet of water colours. Her subject matter is wide ranging: gardens, florals, child and life studies, old homesteads, and rural memorabilia.
weathered wood, brickwork, rusty tracks from now deserted train stations all inspire her; reflecting a love of unpretentious familiar images.
the Children Fund have selected designs for their cards or calendars
worldwide. Rights to reproduce her paintings have been acquired by a
number of companies and a wide range of images used for cards. Three
images were reproduced to help fund the restoration of Bishop Court
Garden in Auckland. The Hamilton Gardens reproduced six commissioned
works of the city's theme gardens. Jan's paintings have been used for
book covers, and in October 1997, she was one of the first N.Z. artists
to feature in the very popular Australian Artist magazine. Part of the
article was recently reprinted.
A stunning collection of the works by 30 of New Zealand’s leading contemporary watercolour artists, painting their country and its people.
... with commentaries and captions from the artists give the reader an insight into what attracted them to each subject, how they tackled the painting and their feelings on the completed works.
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