Jan Gardner Jan Gardner is a professional artist based in Conwy. Jan loves colour! She creates vibrant `mixed media` images based on her responses and observations and her fascination with colour, form, texture and mark-making. Jan supplies her original, unique work to galleries for exhibitions, numerous art fairs around the U.K and is gathering an audience worldwide. She has received several national awards for her art-work.
Jan shows us the magic in what we see everyday, a collector's quote. Jan is always experimenting with new ideas which have been developing in her imagination for years and are now making their way into the wonderful wide-world. Jan studied at Winchester School of Art gaining a B.A. Honours in Printed Textiles and A.T.D post-graduate studies. She has worked as `Artist in Residence` in a wide range of education, gallery and health establishments.
She exhibits her `mixed media` paintings across the U.K. and worldwide including London, England Scotland, Ireland and Wales, mainland Europe, Australia and New Zealand In 2007 she was awarded an Arts Council of Wales project grant titled `Colour Secrets` to research contemporary producers` practice for the processing of modern pigment production and also to explore the origins of her palette of colour in history, which enabled her to explore the source of her palette and the ancient and contemporary manufacture of pure pigment in Milan, New York and Geneva.
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Acrylic Inks, Acrylics, Gouache, Mixed Media, Pastel, Pen And Ink, Pen And Wash, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil
Abstract or Experimental, Flowers or Gardens, Landscape or Woodland Scene, Still Life
Grants and Awards:
2012/13 Stories of Stillness, Arts Council of Wales
2011 Sennelier prize
2009 Royal Talens Award , The Artist Magazine
2007/8 Arts Council of Wales Research Project `Colour Secrets`
Visiting Artist, Golden Colors , New York