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.