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Jan Blencowe
Poetic Landscapes
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Jan Blencowe
Clinton , Connecticut - United States
Acrylics - Landscapes

Practically born with a crayon in her hand, Jan Blencowe considers visual art her first language. She has been drawing and painting for as long as she has been talking. Her formal training began in New York in high school, all the basics coupled with an unusual beginning at a young age painting in the abstract expressionist style. The fine art program at Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ followed where she received a BFA, magna cum laude, in 1984 with concentrations in painting, color and art history. Her college years also included an internship at the Montclair Museum, Montclair, NJ.

Her most artistically significant continuing study is engaging in painting en situ, outdoors on location learning under the care, nurture and guidance of the greatest, most profound mentor, Mother Nature.

Blencowe’s creative goals include continuing the path forged by the great American landscape painters who so seamlessly merged the grand but temporal beauties of nature and the sublime spirituality...
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Artist Statement
The elusive mystery of light is my favorite subject. Sunlight, ordinary and yet extraordinary, shapes my paintings. The evocative half-light of sunset, twilight, and dawn transport the viewer to realms beyond the visible. Whether painted on location or in the studio these landscapes go beyond mere representation and impression and delve into the deeper streams and spiritual pulse that sustains all things.

The canvas is both a window and a mirror for me. Through the window of the canvas I create a poetic and elegant vision of nature. Luminosity and veils of translucent color invite quiet contemplation. Each painting is also a mirror reflecting joy and celebration, a visual sonnet of beauty and grace, a journey for the soul, a landscape illuminating the longing of the heart.

I focus on soft edges, rich textures and evocative light that reach in to create peace of mind and heart. Through the harmonization of color, shape and tone paradise is not lost but remembered, hoped for, realized on the canvas and resurrected in our mind.

Persephone's Farewell - acrylic - 16x20 - $1200

Laishauna M
2010-10-25 06:47:08
nice wrk
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