Jan was born in the Highlands of Scotland and it is to this source that she often returns for inspiration. Now living in London, her trips back to the Highlands are an opportunity to rediscover the landscape of her childhood. Jan's work is a response to standing in a place of great natural beauty and trying to capture and share the powerful impression that these places have had on her.
These paintings are about landscape and memory. They are Jan's response to being there and to not being there. They are as much about the weather and season as the place depicted, because these elements cannot be separated, and one place can be the source of many paintings.
The paintings evolve from a collection of photographs both old and new, drawings, stones, driftwood, words, and thoughts, and each piece takes a journey of its own within the studio.