“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.”
Life is jam-packed, you are busy what with the family, kids, job, the dog (not to mention the cat), friends, hobbies and all those other things that keep you constantly looking for some extra time. But you also know the importance of rest and recuperation. And when it’s time to decompress and replenish, you want to do it in a happy yet peaceful sanctuary, a place where you can relax, recharge and enjoy uplifting art that reminds you of how much good there is in your life. You want a home environment that’s relaxing yet inspiring, sophisticated yet full of your own quirky sense of style.
Hi! I’m Jan Allsopp, an Australian abstract artist who believes that art adds a sense of peace, adventure, reverie and a whole gamut of positive emotions to your life and home. Living with art is both a journey and a comfort, and exploration jump off point and a cocoon for your soul, and I believe art is for everyone.
Colour, shapes and textures are ways I express my current life and it’s melding with my past. Recently I had the great pleasure of moving into what was my family’s beach-side holiday cottage. I find my days are punctuated with memories of people, events, objects, you know – the good old days. This has always been a happy place for me and living here has transformed my art. That’s me in the photo doing glamour poses on the back deck circa 1975.
I think of my abstract paintings as saying why can’t be said in words. Abstraction allows me to express the intangible, the essence of a memory, place or time as well as the emotions from those good old days.
Love this...pattern, not pattern, figurative, not figurative. It feels so fun!
Love it. Symbolic, a mixture of pattern and structure and also whimsy. I loved hearing more about your process and how the past informs your present living at your family's cottage. I feel like I know your work better! Thank you Jan.
There are so many things to love about this painting! Really beautiful!
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