Jan Lowe - Fine Artist

Jan Lowe

Camberwell, Victoria - Australia








Jan Lowe

Camberwell, Victoria - Australia

Jan Lowe - Fine Artist

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November 13th, 2007







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About Jan Lowe

Realist and Wildlife Artist – all mediums

Living and working in Camberwell, Victoria Australia, Jan likes to paint in watercolour, oils, acrylics, scratch-board, pen and wash and just about anything that makes a mark on paper or canvas! Her love of nature and animals shows in her art, also likes to observe people and anyone or place will end up in a drawing. She has loved drawing from a little kid, but events precluded that being a career, her work-life took her to many countries of the world giving her the opportunity to draw many difference places and species of animals. She has always had a love of nature and its creatures, over the years joined with various groups to save animals from cruelty or endangerment. Having had the fortunate to travel internationally and working with the wild life organisations gave her the opportunity to sketch many animals encountered. In the nineties did she return to painting. A natural artist, learned from many by attending workshops, demonstrations, visiting galleries and reading. Her favourite subjects being all animals and other creatures, landscapes, people, city scapes, however all paintings must tell a story and capture a moment, it is a painting and not a scientific record!

As natural artist and a tick she has learned over the years is to complete a rough of your drawing/painting first then do any changes, and use that thumb nail sketch as a guide for your planning and “story telling” – all of her paintings have a special story – no matter what the subject!
Jan believes in using the best quality of paints, pencils, brushes –favour brush is a Isabey – it is just fabulous to use.

She has had 3 solo and 5 joint exhibitions since 2006. The latest being Special Interest Group for Watercolour Exhibition (SIG) held in October 2012 and October/November 2013 - Animals in Art - joint exhibition of lovers of animals - both of these exhibitions were held at the AGRA Galleries, Camberwell Victoria. Since 2002 she regularly exhibits in the seasonal exhibitions run by the Guild and exhibits in all of the on-line competitions.

Commended Award in the AGRA Winter Seasonal Competition 2006
Finalist in the AGRA Kenneth Jack Memorial – The Essential Art of Drawing in 2012
Commended Award AGRA AAL Autumn on-Line Competition 2012
Commended Award AGRA AAL Winter On-Line Competition 2012
Commended Award AGRA AAL Spring On-Line Competition 2012
Commended Award AGRA AAL Summer On-Line Competition 2013
Commended Award AGRA AAL Summer On-Line Competition 2013
Finalist in the AGRA Kenneth Jack Memorial – The Essential Art of Drawing in 2013
Commended Award in the AGRA Summer Seasonal Exhibition 2013
Commended Award in the AGRA Autumn Seasonal Exhibition 2013
Highly Commended Award in the AGRA AAL Winter/Spring Exhibition 2013
Commended Awards (2) in the AGRA AAL Winer/Spring Exhibition 2013

Her commitment to the art community is extensive and she believes in getting as many artists involved within local and national competitions as well as attending demos and workshops as part of their continual learning – never believe that you are beyond learning! For her own art – this has taken a back seat. She is the President of the Australia Guild of Realist Art (AGRA) since 2011, former President of WASA in 2011. Committee member with the Watercolour Art Society of Australia & Victoria, financial member of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundations; The Wildlife Art Society International (UK); Founder of the Guild of Nature and Wildlife Art in Australia. Member of the Victorian Art Society, Melbourne Society of Women Painters & Sculptors Inc; the American Watercolour Society and Wolf Haven International as member and sponsor.

Never stop learning to really see then appreciate the amazing surprises!
email: jan.lowe@camberwellart.com.au :
Phone 61437878 174

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