Artwork by Jan Brown

Artwork by Jan Brown

Jan is a balletomane 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 who 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.

Following a meeting  at UNESCO, Paris she now has membership of the International Dance Council and has been invited to the Annual Conference in Athens 2018 as an Australian delegate to talk about her art practice. 

She has gallery representation in Australia and the UK and in January 2018 presented her approach to ballet and art in "Meet the Artist" sessions at the Royal Academy of Dance Teacher's Conference in Brisbane.  She will exhibit in conjunction with St Petersburg Ballet who will perform Swan Lake in June 2018 at His Majesty's Theatre, Perth and also at the up-coming Royal Academy of Dance Festival in WA. 

 

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Willowy Beauty Artwork

Willowy Beauty

There's always a willowy beauty in any company or ballet class for that matter. Graceful,

lean and lithe producing the most beautiful line. Painted alla prima with palette knife in a

limited, pastel palette.

Oil on canvas 

40x40cm

 

£370.00
Sway Artwork

Sway

Study of the female form, the sway of hips produce mark making and line of pure

femininity.

Oil on canvas

90x90cm

£695.00
Swanning Around Artwork

Swanning Around

An allusion to the swans /corps de ballet in Swan Lake.

Oil on canvas

90x75cm

£695.00
Swan Lake Artwork

Swan Lake

Varied views of the cygnets in Swan Lake which hint at a satisfyingly uniform whole.

Oil on canvas

90x90cm

£695.00
Siri Artwork

Siri

This piece was developed from a live sketching session with Melissa Boniface and Alessio

Scognamiglio from the West Australian Ballet. They danced excerpts of their self

choreographed piece which was based on a sexually charged imaginary relationship with

iPhone Siri. I wanted to convey the sinuous movements and charged air.

Oil on canvas

90x75cm

£695.00
Serenade Artwork

Serenade

Inspired by choreographer George Balanchine's ballet, Serenade (blue tutus on a blue

backdrop) where he let the corps dance. First performed in 1934 by American Ballet

Theatre.

Oil on canvas

90x90cm

£695.00
Pas de Bleu Artwork

Pas de Bleu

I love watching and sketching at the open classes held at the WA Ballet Centre.

This painting was inspired by the light, fleet of foot centre work in class, captured alla

prima.

Oil on canvas

90x60cm

 

£495.00
Morning Light Artwork

Morning Light

Painted alla prima from sketches made a WA Ballet centre. Ballerina in repose, a relaxed

stance as the light streams into the sunny studio.

Oil on canvas

90x60cm

£495.00
Dance With Me Artwork

Dance with Me

Working big, wet on wet, luscious paint and bold brush strokes. Finding the light and

movement, gaining the sense of dancing away together in this pas de deux.

Oil on canvas

90x90cm

£695.00
Let's Dance Artwork

Let's Dance

Admiring new pointe shoes, unblemished satin and newly sewn ribbons, the preparation

and toil to ensure they're perfect and the anticipation of the dance.

 

Oil on canvas

40x40cm

£370.00
Corps de Ballet Artwork

Corps de ballet

Alla prima, palette knife painting etched dancers and tutus, giving a glimpse of the corps

de ballet as they move onto the stage. Light, movement and colour combine. I used oil

sticks to add detail and texture.

 

Oil on canvas

40x40cm

£370.00
At The Lake Artwork

At the Lake

The grace and uniformity of movement of the corps de ballet in this palette knife abstract

from Swan Lake Ballet.

 

Oil on canvas

90x90cm

£695.00

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