Jan Spencer

Jan Spencer uses oil crayons and colourful layered paper to capture beautiful hidden landscapes.

Whilst travelling she draws daily in art diaries; inspired by natural and built environments she sees camping, walking and cycling; usually through Australian national parks. Once back in her light filled Rozelle studio, these diaries are transformed into intricate collages.

Each work is built on a small, carefully layered base of torn coloured papers and Japanese art board - reflecting the precious, delicate nature of the places Spencer is depicting. Luscious, thick caran d’ache oil crayons are then used to highlight certain tears and render vibrant, bold scenes.  

All works are mounted onto timber art boards and sealed with archival varnish. Some multiples are available as diptychs, triptychs and polyptychs.

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