Born in 1961 my earliest childhood memories are of paints, crayons, and
the mountains of pencils. I have been painting professionally for over 6 years,working mainly in oil, but also in acrylics and mixed media. I have travelled and lived across the UK and Ireland, much
of it by the sea which is a constant inspiration for my work.
Now based in Glasgow I continue to try and capture the light and moods of coastal Scotland and Ireland in my paintings.
Evocative,romantic, wild and magnificent the Sea is the never ending inspiration and motivation for my work. From glassy obsidian black to the looking glass reflection of the setting sun, the infinite changes of colour and aspect defy the artists hand to tame. My work tries to capture not only the the salt spray, the crashing wave, but the feeling, memory, and essence of the sea in its many guises.
My work is held in private collection across the UK, Ireland, Australia and Canada.
Exhibitions and Events
See Exhibitions page for full listing.
Articles and reviews and media appearances.
Glasgow Herald - Feature on first conceptual show by Jan Patience Sept 2017
Homes and Interiors Scotland - Art review editorial Sept-Oct 2017
BBC Humberside - Shipping Forecast Interview - Phil White show Oct 2016
Word on the Streets - Ayrshire Arts Nov 2015 - coming soon
BBC Orkney - Shipping Forecast interview - Kirkwall September 2015
BBC Shetland - Shipping Forecast interview - Lerwick September 2015
Shetland Times - September 2015
Broughton Spurtle Coast to Coast Review June 2015
Glasgow Evening Times - Art for Erskine feature June 2014
Coast Magazine - Colours of the Sea feature February 2014
Coast Magazine - November Issue 2013
Broughton Spurtle - Jan 10th 2013
Broughton Spurtle Sept 10th 2012
Art News Scotland 2012 – March 2012
Broughton Spurtle – Edinburgh 15th Oct 2011
Broughton Spurtle – Edinburgh Oct 4th 2011 Turn of the Year Broughton Street
Glasgow Evening Times July 23rd 2011
Glasgow Evening Times June 29th 2009
Broughton Spurtle – Edinburgh Jun 19th 2011
Broughton Spurtle – Edinburgh Mar 26th 2011
Big Issue -Scotland July 09th 2009