Friday, 7 March 2014

Jan Phethean, landscape painter

This week we are showcasing the work of Jan Phethean, a contemporary landscape painter based in Cornwall but with Sussex connections.

"Deer Valley"

Jan works from a studio surrounded by fields on the cliffs of Rinsey Head, near Helston and has always been inspired by the sea and the land.

"Blue Moon"

"I absorb each place I paint on a sub-conscious level and this inner landscape re-emerges in my abstract painting," says Jan. "I strive to reflect the sense of peace and timelessness that certain places radiate."

"Cumin Valley"

Jan describes her paintings as "the narrative of a life lived within two very different landscapes, the chalk of Sussex and the granite coast of Cornwall".

Different again are those paintings that have been inspired by birdlife

"Birdsong II"

"Misty Pigeon"

Jan has also published a children's book "A Year on Harebell Hill" which shows the changing of the Cornish landscape and its wildlife through the seasons

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