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Jan Austin

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Jan Austin

Jan Austin

Jan Austin

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Telephone: 
07881 904515
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

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.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

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.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I describe myself as a novice multi media artist/painter, using acrylic paint with collage and supplementary materials to express wordless emotions.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

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!

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

I attended art college many years ago, but have worked in the NHS since 1992, and only recently started painting again.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

I have not exhibited previously.

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

None.
If interested in my work please contact me on the email address above, or seek me out on Instagram @handmadehollyhouse.

Venues Confirmed: 
Yes
Venues Description: 
Canon Frome Court

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