My Art, May Way
"Art of Scratchboard" has been with Jan Lowe for many years. As Scratchboard is one of her favourite mediums and is one she practices in. Working as a Professional Artist and Tutor in Scratchboard Art as well as a Professional Recruitment Consultant/Adviser. Very different fields, the art brings a passion and reality awareness of the world around her; wherein the consulting is hectic, taxing, pressure driven but exciting – the professions are polls apart, both require integrity and high energy - that is what drives her, and she loves them both.
Her art is what she experienced – the place the event or the encounter. Photography has always been one of her passions, however her art is where the real passion begins, and each stroke is of respect and feelings for that subject. When working in the studio she uses several of her photographs taken in the field to remember the impact that subject had on her - on site in front of the scene or animal has the true character - a photograph is just a flat image - and the colours unless taken in "raw" will not be true – it is a guide and a reminder.
She has been very lucky to be noticed by judges and received many awards. One of her major passions is bringing the endangered species to notice, and these animals come to life in her scratchboards.
Her saying is "My art, my way", and that is what it is.
All visitors are asked to enjoy it for what it is; you are welcome to offer positive comment.
WOW what a wonderful email to receive. I was having a very ordinary Monday to say the least! Then this email came from Camelback Gallery!
Thank you to those artist who participated in Camelback Gallery’s International On-Line Painting Competition “ARTIST CHOICE”.
“ARTIST CHOICE” has been juried and listed below are the results and timeline to follow:
Best in Show:
Jan Lowe for “African Wild Dog”
An inspiration to keep on going - I loved painting this very misunderstood beautiful creature in scratchboard, and to receive an acknowledgement is great for me the artist, but even better for the African Wild Painted Dog.
Quick review of the Workshop of 21st July 2018
A small and talented group of scratchboarders (Jill, Gail, Gay, Marian and Carol) attended the Workshop with Jan. WOW to the results. The enthusiasm and beautiful work that resulted was really great. Gail, Gay and Marian all had a follow-up couple of hours a few weeks later to review and more scratching over a cuppa. Well done to a fabulous group of ladies. Gail is pure natural and her work was striking. All were great and Marian is taken to scratching and loves it. It was a fabulous day and to see these results was so rewarding. full report on the Tutors/Workshops Page
"Old to Cecil"- won a Highly Commended Award at the 2018 Bass Coast Artists Society's Annual Easter Show.