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.

A new series and first events.

Night Scenes I have been dying to share!  I’ve started a new series of paintings. I am really excited by them, although I have only painted three 5″x7” on canvas board so far. The night time contrasts of dark corners and brightly coloured lights reflected in the canal have really… Read more

…And Moving Forward

A review of sorts. It has been a strange two years. But I feel it is important to celebrate those things have been achieved.  I ended 2021 thinking that I had let it run away from me and not managed to do very much. I have started things and not… Read more

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