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Jan Nelson

Jan Nelson

Janet (Jan) Nelson was born in Glasgow in 1956. She is a self taught artist who studied for three years through the Open College of the Arts at Leith School of Art in Edinburgh and has been painting for over 25 years. Working on a part time basis initially, she took up painting full time in 2008 and is now based at her studio on the Cowal Peninsula of the West Coast of Scotland, where work can be combined with her other great love of sailing.


The paintings you will see are as much about the paint as the picture - the paint is laid on thickly so that it catches the light and adds extra depth. This style of painting helps to capture the tremendous movement, thrills and glorious colours of sailing both in a scenic and racing sense. Acrylic is the medium of choice but watercolour and oil are also used depending on the subject matter.


The majority of work on the site relates to the sea, but there are also forays into landscape, nature and abstraction. Jan concentrates her ... [more]

Jan Nelson A Fine Breezy Day!

Jan Nelson

A Fine Breezy Day!

Acrylic on canvas

Jan Nelson Cavalcade of Colour

Jan Nelson

Cavalcade of Colour

Acrylic on canvas

Jan Nelson Heading for the Islands

Jan Nelson

Heading for the Islands

Acrylic

Jan Nelson Iris and Poppies

Jan Nelson

Iris and Poppies

Acrylic

Jan Nelson Sundown Race

Jan Nelson

Sundown Race

Acrylic

Jan Nelson A Swirl of Spinnakers

Jan Nelson

A Swirl of Spinnakers

Acrylic on canvas

Jan Nelson A Weather Window

Jan Nelson

A Weather Window

Acrylic on canvas

Jan Nelson April Showers

Jan Nelson

April Showers

Acrylic on canvas

Jan Nelson Better Weather

Jan Nelson

Better Weather

Acrylic on canvas

Jan Nelson By the Side of Loch Earn

Jan Nelson

By the Side of Loch Earn

Acrylic on canvas

Jan Nelson Dusky Iris

Jan Nelson

Dusky Iris

Acrylic on canvas

Jan Nelson Lochside

Jan Nelson

Lochside

Acrylic

Jan Nelson Loving that Breeze

Jan Nelson

Loving that Breeze

Acrylic

Jan Nelson Mixed Border

Jan Nelson

Mixed Border

Oil on Linen

Jan Nelson Moonlight Serenade

Jan Nelson

Moonlight Serenade

Acrylic

Jan Nelson My Favourites!

Jan Nelson

My Favourites!

Acrylic

Jan Nelson Racing Into Summer

Jan Nelson

Racing Into Summer

Acrylic on canvas

Jan Nelson Ripping Through the Line

Jan Nelson

Ripping Through the Line

Acrylic on canvas

Jan Nelson Stirling Sundown

Jan Nelson

Stirling Sundown

Acrylic

Jan Nelson The Rock

Jan Nelson

The Rock

Acrylic

Jan Nelson Tumbling Waters

Jan Nelson

Tumbling Waters

Acrylic

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