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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 captivated me.  I have plans for bigger ones as well as some more in this size.  One month into the year and I am already wondering how I am going to manage all the paintings I want to paint. Hopefully with less travelling this year I will be able to get more done. We’ll see!

Out and About!

The first few weekends of The Art Boat 2022 route are sorted.  I had originally planned to be in Bollington for the Easter weekend, but instead I will be there earlier and Easter will be spent at Great Haywood at the RCTA market.  This should be a fabulous event with 19 boats attending.  This is a big market by floating market standards (which are limited only by the amount of towpath available) and I am really, REALLY looking forward to it! So let’s start praying for good weather now.  All the small floating businesses attending need a good one to get the year started.

I will be popping up on my own for the few weeks before Easter and for most of the rest of the spring and summer.  Here are the first few dates.  (As usual dependant on “whether the weather be good” and I can find a suitable spot).

19th-20th March               High Lane

26th-27th  March              Bollington

2nd-3rd April                       Congleton

9th-10th April                     Westport Lake

15th-18th April                  Great Haywood. RCTA market.

After Easter I will be heading towards Braunston for the boat rally in June, where I’ll be exhibiting with the Guild of Waterway Artists.  Before that you will be able to see some of my paintings at Audlem Mill in May, where I will be exhibiting as part of The Guild of Waterway Artist’s ongoing exhibition.


Mini Monday’s

This year I am revisiting Mini Monday’s.  A slightly longer format than the last time, but I am loving painting these 2.5″ X 5″ mini landscapes. Four so far, and many more to come throughout the year.  Look out on my Facebook and Instagram every Monday where I will post these little treasures.  I am ordering frames and mounts today so they will be available on my website soon.  If you want one putting aside let me know!

Right, back to painting.  Only 6 weeks until my first pop up….no time to stop!

See you on the towpath soon

Jan x


  1. Sharron Watson says:

    That’s great news Jan! I’m glad you’ve got your mojo back and look forward to seeing your fabulous paintings.

    I’m hoping I’ll be able to get to the market in Great Haywood at Easter so see you there 😁😁

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