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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'Dance with Me' Artwork
Working big, wet on wet, luscious paint and bold brush strokes. Finding the light and
movement, gaining the sense of dancing away together.
Oil on canvas
90x90cm
£695.00
'La Gavotte' Artwork

A dance memory of La Gavotte. I remember clearly the rich gold satin costume, black
grosgrain ribbon trim and scratchy tulle. I usually sketch in red but used gold acrylic to
sketch before applying gold oils, mica and oil stick. I wanted the shimmering memory to
permeate.

oil, gold mica and oil sticks on canvas.

90 x 75cm

£495.00
'Dancer in Pink' Artwork
A dancer inspired by Degas and the beauty of the salons at L'Opera de Paris.
oil on canvas
75x75cm
£495.00
'Dancessence' Artwork
Painting the dance, the essence of movement and finding the line.
oil on canvas
90 x 75cm
£495.00
'Jumping for Joy' Artwork
The joy of dancing in class. Bunheads painted alla prima in this sunny studio.
oil on canvas
40x40cm
£370.00
'Presence' Artwork
Having poise, grace and a presence on stage and off. Turquoise ribbons on caramel tulle,
just gorgeous.
Oil on canvas
40x40cm
£370.00
'Snowflakes' Artwork
Abstraction of snowflakes from The Nutcracker Ballet giving an intimate view of dancing
amongst the corps de ballet.

Oil on canvas
40 x 40cm
£370.00
'Spring Allegro' Artwork
Dainty, spritely, fleet of foot dancer in a fresh palette. Painted alla prima.
Oil on canvas
40 x 40cm
£370.00
'Swan Maidens' Artwork
Pared back, cropped view of swans bathed in the reflective moonlight and blue of the lake.
oil on canvas
40 x 40cm
£370.00
'The Anticipation' Artwork
A dancer’s anticipation of performing,
observing unseen from the shadow of the wings.
oil on canvas

65x57cm
£495.00
'The Little Yellow Sponge' Artwork

Ballet by osmosis , watching the big girls and the yearning to wear a tutu like that.

oil on canvas

40 x 40cm

£370.00
'Under Inky Skies' Artwork
Swans under inky skies at the lake. The satisfying uniformity of the swans, sgrafitto
(scratched) with palette knife in the juicy oils.
oil on canvas
90 x 75cm
£495.00

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