Artwork for Jan Austin
Alone and OK
The work I produce is a mix of non-representational abstracts, usually in strong colour combinations, supplemented by elements of line drawn representational forms from nature. I love to experiment with a range of materials (acrylic paints, inks, oil pastels, collage) and substrates, including canvas, paper and boards. I work intuitively in response to the worlds I inhabit; those of work, family, place, my personal history and the natural environment.
My artistic endeavours enable me to visually express complex emotions that I cannot find verbal language for. Painting has been an amazing solace for me in the context of the global coronavirus pandemic, initially returning to painting after taking an on line course during the first lock down of 2020.
I describe myself as a multi media artist/painter, using predominantly acrylic paint, with elements of collage and supplementary materials to express a personal response to the world around me.
I prefer to work outdoors and convert my garden to a studio space as the weather allows, and also work from a small converted garden shed!
I attended art college many years ago, but have worked in the NHS since 1992. I started painting again during the initial lockdown of 2020.
I have not exhibited previously.
If interested in my work please contact me on the email address above, or seek me out on Instagram @handmadehollyhouse.