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.

Canal Paintings by Jan Vallance displayed on TheArtBoat gallery
Canal Paintings on The Art Boat

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

Settling in to Studio Life.

I have been back at my studio for nearly a month now and it has been absolutely hectic…in a good way! The beginning of the month started with Roys’s Art Fair at The Truman Brewery.  A wonderful experience.   My first London Art Fair was a steep learning curve, but the… Read more

Keeping the Studio!

So much has been happening with The Art Boat this summer, that I’ve neglected to keep up with my blog. Isn’t that  always the way?  Just when I have oodles to write about, I don’t have time to write it. One of the best bits of the this summer is… Read more

artboatplain-005