Art by Jan Folan

My creative process

Yorkshire and Cornwall are a constant inspiration  for most of my seascapes,  landscapes and animal art, from the seaside towns and quaint villages to the rugged terrain of the moors and wildlife. 

At a first glance you could  think they are paintings. Take a closer look and it may surprise you to find that I create my collages from tiny pieces of paper.

 I begin with a simple drawing taken from a photograph  tear and precisely cut pieces of paper and then carefully blend the colours to create a beautiful, colourful and textured piece of art...each piece of paper represents a brush stroke. I call it painting with paper.

Recently I have added sunsets, sunrises and colourful  skies to my landscape and seascape collections. The abundance of beautiful mixtures of colours  found in the sky never ceases to amaze me and I love how it can alter the mood of a piece of art.

You can see this in some of my recent seascapes of Whitby and surrounding areas and colourful landscapes of the Yorkshire Moors, which as been a focus of much of my recent work.

I want my art to evoke a variety of memories, emotions and sounds of your favourite places. So please take a look around my website.

If you do not see what you are looking for I  do  commissions. I would be more than happy to create a special memory piece of your favourite place or animal just for you or a loved one .

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

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