Artist Statement ~ Jan Macbeth

I work in watercolour sometimes mixed media, choosing subjects taken from nature ~ animals, flowers, as well figurative compositions. Recently I seem to be drawn especially to painting those animals that in some way are threatened or have got a raw deal because of human behaviour ~ puffins dying of starvation due to global warming;thin scrawny street cats begging their life away, waiting for a kindness or generosity; bumble bees . . . etc etc.Exploring this never-ending theme has become rather an emotive undertaking.

In 2011 I became an Elected Artist Member of Glasgow Society of Women Artists and I was awarded the Barclay Lennie award in 2015.I currently run Watercolour Classes for beginners & improvers in Moffat and also Summer School workshops.

I have sold my work throughout the United Kingdom and in USA