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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 I cannot find verbal language for. My end product is a translation of observed imagery, emotion and physical activity.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I describe myself as a multi media artist/painter, using predominantly acrylic paint, with elements of collage, print and supplementary materials to express a personal response to the world around me.

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

I prefer to work outdoors, taking observations from nature, and additionally I have a daily writing and sketchbook practice.
I run creative expression workshops sporadically throughout the year, and am currently seeking venues to further this offe.

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

I attended art college many years ago, and have worked in the NHS since 1992. I started started painting seriously again during the initial lockdown of 2020, and in 2023 commences a years sabbatical to explore my creativity further.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

2021 Canon Frome,
2021 The Courtyard, Hereford, joint exhibition
2022 Canwood Gallery, Herefordshire, joint exhibition
2022 Canon Frome,,
2023 Mrs Jones Gallery, Shrewsbury,
2023 Church Stretton Art Festival
2023 St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow Art Society joint exhibition.

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

If interested in my work please contact me on the email address above, or seek me out on Instagram @jansaustinstudio.

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