In memorium: Sadly Jan passed away in January 2013. Her website is maintained in loving memory to allow her art, thoughts and words to live on. RIP Mum xxxx
About Me and My Oil Paintings
Hi and welcome to my new art website. My name is Jan Canaway and I am first and foremost a landscape artist, working mostly with oils. I come from a family of artists, and have been especially influenced by the paintings of my paternal Grandmother.
I am married with three grown-up sons; and I made the decision to go into painting full time last year, as my youngest son had started university. I have been painting for 12 years; and was privately taught for several years, initially, by a well-known local landscape artist.
The Inspiration For My Oil Paintings, Landscapes & Seascapes
I take my inspiration from the beautiful scenery surrounding my home, and the area in which I live; and also in Scotland, home of my Father’s family, for several generations. I have spent my entire life in West and North Yorkshire; and through my work, I aim to convey to the viewer, something of the energy, the wildness, and the beauty of these places that I know so well; and also of Scotland which is my spiritual home, and the home of many of my ancestors.
My seascapes are mainly based on memories of seaside holidays and from drawings and photos done during those visits.
Make Your Own Discoveries
I have deliberately left the paintings without titles, as I prefer them to speak for themselves; so you, the viewer, can make your own discoveries, and arrive at your own conclusions, taking from them that which you want and need.
Please bookmark this page and check back often as new pictures will be added regularly.
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