About Jan Shand


Artists Statement

I was born in the Highlands of Scotland and it is to this source that I often return for inspiration. Now living in London, my trips back to the Highlands are an opportunity to rediscover the landscape of my childhood. My work is a response to standing in a place of great natural beauty and trying to capture and share the powerful impression that these places have had on me.

These paintings are about landscape and memory. They are my response to being there and to not being there. They are as much about the weather and season as the place depicted, because these elements cannot be separated, and one place can be the source of many paintings.

The paintings evolve from a collection of photographs both old and new, drawings, stones, driftwood, words, and thoughts, and each piece takes a journey of its own within the studio.


November 2010 Open Studio Wimbledon Art Studios. May 2010 Clyde & Co. Guildford Group Exhibition February 2010 Art with A Heart (group show) Wimbledon November 2009 Open Studio Wimbledon Art Studios October 2009 Wands worth Artists Open House Weekend May 2009 Open Studio Wimbledon Art Studios October 2008 Wandsworth Artists Open House Weekends March 2008 Affordable Art Fair Battersea /Carina Haslam October 2007 Wandsworth Open House Weekends April 2007 Lennox Gallery Fulham July 2006 Dreamland Chambers Gallery London June 2006 London Open Gardens, Share Garden March 2005 Art 26, Westbourne Studios London January 2005 Fountain Gallery, Hampton Court December 2004 Guildford Arts, Guildford October 2004 Yard Gallery Dulwich September 2004 Guildford Arts Guildford July 2004 Urban Art Brixton March 2004 Guildford Arts, Guildford August 2003 4 Views Hot House Gallery, Kew July 2003 4 Views Gallery, Twickenham May 2003 Corporate Edge, Hammersmith )

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