From a Distance
Café Gallery, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum crack
6 September – 2 October 2010
From a Distance shows the work of local artist, Jan Nicolay in the Café Gallery at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum.
Taking her inspiration from the landscape - the Cotswolds, especially the Stroud Valleys, the Cornish Coast and the Lizard peninsula are favourites – Jan transposes these beautiful areas of nature into paintings of abstract shape, colour and texture. In her work she is preoccupied with translating what we see and how we remember it. Therefore her work is about the distance of memory, how we remember visually, as well as physical distance of place.
Now experimenting more with expressing feeling through her work, Jan’s work used to be much more representational. She started painting as a child and joined the school art club more as a way of keeping warm during winter lunchtimes. However it wasn’t until much later that she began exploring art in any serious way. She took a course in art at Stroud College which gave her the courage to explore and experiment with technique and material.
This is her first exhibition in Cheltenham, but she has shown in a number of exhibitions in Stroud and Cornwall.
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