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,  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.

Staying at Home and Painting in Pyjamas

Staying home. How are you coping with these testing times?  Are you stressed by the fact that you can’t see family, or go out?  Are you still  working and trying to keep loved ones safe while you do? Or like me do you feel like you are living in a… Read more

Audlem Mill and The Guild of Waterway Artists

New paintings will have to wait! I felt that a catch up was needed, as lots of things are going on here both on The Art Boat and in The Art Boat Studio.  This is the time of year when I put my head down and work on commissions and… Read more

I Love Teaching…who’d have guessed?

After quite a gap (not going to say how many years!) I’ve rediscovered my passion for teaching.  I must admit I originally decided to start running workshops for quite practical reasons.  I needed to find a way of making my studio space financially viable.  I have a studio space ideal… Read more