Curriculum vitae                                                                                      


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 


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