Profile

Jan Brewerton gained her Art Foundation Diploma at the University of Wolverhampton, a B.A in Fine Art at Coventry University, and, after two years in Italy, completed her postgraduate studies at Goldsmith’s College, London.

Initially a painter, she has more recently returned to an early interest in printmaking.

Her subjects and motifs arise from diverse sources: the domestic environment, travel and nature. Details often overlooked in life. The counterpoint of home and the world. 

Individual works begin as close studies of everyday domestic objects – vessels, artefacts, implements, textiles, fruit forms, and natural materials. 

These motifs are transfigured through colour, and through multiple techniques of mark-making and collage within the internal architecture of the picture plane.  Her interest is primarily in the complex balance of figuration and abstraction achieved in the painted and printed image.

Jan is a member of The Devon Guild of Craftsmen

 

Recent exhbitions 

2015

          CRUX Craft Fair, Rattery

          Contemporary Crafts Festival, Bovey Tracey, Devon

          RWA, Bristol , 163 Annual Open

          The Web Street Company, Fowey, Cornwall

2014    

           Artmill Gallery, Plymouth

               Lantic Gallery, Tiverton

               RWA, Bristol , 162 Annual Open

               The Web Street Company, Fowey, Cornwall

               Quartz Festival, Taunton

               Byard Art, Cambridge

               Contemporary Crafts Festival, Bovey Tracey, Devon

               Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

               The Dotty Dog Gallery, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

 

2013     Royal West of England Academy, 161 Annual open exhibition

               Devon Guild, MAKE13 Exhibition

               Plymouth College of Art

               Trerise Gallery, Plymouth (Plymouth Arts Trail)

               Crafts and Glassware Gallery, Dartington, Devon

               Ocean studio show, Bistro 5-11, Plymouth

 

2012     ART2GO, Plymouth

           Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth

           Green Hill Gallery, Mortonhampstead

               New Leaf Gallery, Monmouth

               45, Southside, Plymouth

 

2011      Leaf Gallery , Monmouth

                SCA Gallery, Shrewsbury

 

2010      Artmill Gallery, Plymouth