My Art, My 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.
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”
"Old to Cecil"- won a Highly Commended Award at the 2018 Bass Coast Artists Society's Annual Easter Show.
Malvern Artists Society
Members Autumn Exhibition
Opening Fri 18 May 2018
Won Best Painting - Other Medium
My images are of my journeys. My love is of all animals, either in the wild or domesticated; the stunning environment - created by man or by nature – the subject will attract me, no matter what! So much beauty everywhere, land, sea, storms, mountains, the vast deserts and the colourful skies and how beautiful are raindrops – WOW!
The trees, sun soaked fields of pastoral land, the sunlight that dances on the water, walking around a disused factory site - seeing nature returning - marvelous shapes for painting!
Art to me is all about emotion & feelings. Take horses for example, they have 17 different facial gestures; and I have 5 beautiful horses, so to catch one of those gestures is just magic!
Mindful of what drew me to that animal, person or place! I paint what I see and like, my depiction of the subject will not be perfect, it’s all about emotion, passion and respect for the subject!
My Mission as an artist is to tell a story!
Express though my paintings, to reflect my emotion of my subjects as they embellished my memory.
As an artist, my paintings reflect what I see; the environment, the mood of the day, the animals encountered or the people met, their look or expression and colours, these all pave the way for my story.