Unexpected Landscapes - New Paintings. Blog banner showing 'Unfinished Dream' by Jan Allsopp

Unexpected landscapes

‘Hydrogen’ by Jan Allsopp. Now available from The Art Space Urunga, or contact Jan

Six of my latest paintings are currently showing in The Art Space gallery in Urunga NSW, Australia. If you are local or travelling during the next month please call in to see the all women show.

Mixed media abstract painting in blue, cream and red, showing wave-like shapes by Australian artist Jan Allsopp

‘Oxygen’ by Jan Allsopp. Now available from The Art Space Urunga, or contact Jan

These paintings surprised me when they ‘arrived’. Now that they are here I can see a connection to my past work, but they came from joyous play and experimentation. Isn’t that the best way to birth something new?

Original painting 'When time stands still' by Jan Allsopp. Sea greens and mustard.

When time stands still’ by Jan Allsopp. Now available from The Art Space Urunga, or contact Jan

I find them particularly interesting as I get a sense of ‘water’ from them. (It’s OK if you don’t – it wasn’t intentional anyway.) While not strictly ‘landscape’ they are still a lot closer to abstract landscapes than I planned. In fact, I planned NOT to do abstract landscapes.

Original mixed media painting 'Unfinished dream' by Jan Allsopp in sea greens, deep red and creams.

‘Unfinished dream’ by Jan Allsopp. Now available from The Art Space Urunga, or contact Jan

But the longer I live in my beach cottage surrounded by birdsong, trees, sky and beach, the more I can see landscape elements slipping into my work. And I’m starting to love it. I still don’t plan on chasing it or deliberately painting abstract landscapes, but if they come, well and good.


Unexpected Landscapes - New Paintings. Blog banner showing 'Unfinished Dream' by Jan Allsopp

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