What is The Art Boat?

The Art Boat is the home, studio and gallery of artist Jan Vallance.  During Spring and Summer she travels the canals of Britain in her narrowboat “Tonka” selling art and gifts inspired by her surroundings. TheArtBoat website provides a place to browse Jan’s paintings, past and present, visit her blog to catch up with news about her latest artworks and travels, and find out where on the canal network TheArtBoat will be “popping-up” next.  Visit TheArtBoat’s online shop to purchase original paintings, prints and gifts.

TheArt Boat in 2017…What a Year

A year of Single-handing. I’ll say it again…What a year!   This year has brought many challenges, the biggest of which was single handing Tonka for the majority of the 6 months of TheArtBoat tour.   I often single hand but not usually for so long a period and with… Read more

10 fine art greeting cards

Chance to Win a set of 10 Fine Art Cards.

What an Amazing Year! (And a chance to win 10 fine art cards) The Art Boat has had a wonderful Spring and Summer,  catching up with old friends, making new, and trying out some different festivals.  If ever I doubted I was doing the right thing (and believe it or… Read more

Mugs and seasons paintings

Keeping up with TheArtBoat 2017

The Art boat has set off on it’s travels again and there has been a lot of miles covered. For the first part of this years tour I have been single handing so I have had very little time to let everyone know where I am up to. I will… Read more