For me, the freedom & joy of dancing is synonymous with that of painting.
About the Artist
Jan is a balletomane and oil artist who prefers a bright palette using broad brush strokes or a palette knife on big canvases where there is ‘room to move'. Works are developed from life drawing sessions with ballerinas she engages to dance for her and her own observations and experiences.
She works from her home studio in the beautiful, coastal city of Perth, West Australia. She has always danced and is still taking regular ballet class at the West Australian Ballet Centre.
She has gallery representation in Australia and at The Ballet Boutique, London, UK. In 2018 she presented her approach to ballet and art in "Meet the Artist" sessions at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)Teachers Conference in Brisbane. She exhibits annually at the home of WA Ballet, His Majesty's Theatre and is delighted to donate and present a painting to the winning ensemble of the
David McAllister Cup at the RAD Festival in WA.
Jan was Artist in Residence for the Path of Hope Gala 2019. POH Foundation work in conjunction with Rotary and the Salvation Army raising funds for programs to combat domestic violence.
The culmination of many months' research sees the first bespoke pieces in her Ballet Luxe range which are derived from original artworks and available on this website.