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I am a professional artist living Canberra, ACT.
I paint in quality oils, mostly using a palette knife for thickly textured artworks. Fun beach paintings with people relaxing, strolling, wading and enjoying themselves, as well as peaceful ocean paintings. I specialize in Beach Art for the Beach Lover! I hope these colourful paintings will provide happy memories of summer holidays as well as add a talking point in your home.

I also love painting animals for the nursery, the kitchen or the animal lover. My animal paintings usually start with just a few lines loosely painted on board or canvas, then thick, luscious oil paint is added, molded and sculpted with a palette knife until my animal raises off the board and comes alive!
Local landscapes around New South Wales, Canberra and the east coast of Australia.
Delicious food art for the kitchen, patisserie or cafe decor.

An original oil painting will become a valued family heirloom.

Please message me if you love my artwork, but would prefer larger prints of my originals.

Testimonials I'd love to share:

'Breathtaking' for this humbled viewer! Jan... I bow to the master!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful as one could ever hope! FAV! (R.J.)
'There isn't a piece of your work I wouldn't be thrilled with...each one more lovely than the next. You are a great talent. Thank you so very much!! (Tracey)
So happy with this beautiful little painting! Have purchased before, and am always so happy with the beautiful, colorful paintings. A wonderful artist and shop!
Just love these sweet slice of life paintings.
I liked these so much, I bought all three! I am happy that I did.
So glad I found these paintings. Happy and beautiful!
Beautiful treasure! Very, very pleased.
Absolutely beautiful! You are sooo talented! Thank you very much for another happy painting! :)
Beautiful & fun painting! Brings happiness!
Your work is quite lovely and I look forward to buying more pieces in the future.
I love this painting. It is full of fun. Better in person even.
The intricate detail is awesome
Now have 10 of Jan's works on my walls. Very happy. They are brilliant!
Your painting brings back many fond memories of swimming between those flags
Beautiful painting Jan. It will be treasured for decades!

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Education

Canberra Institute of the Arts (ANU)

Exhibitions

2013 Solo exhibition
2012 Solo exhibition
2011 Solo exhibition
2010 Solo exhibition
2009 Australian Country Life
2008 A Taste of Venice and Tuscany
2007 Coastal Moods
2006 Sojourn in Europe
2005 Journey to Croatia
2004 An Affair with France
2003 A Villa in Tuscany
2001 A Room with Many Views (England, France and Italy paintings)
2000 (September) A Love Affair with Color
2000 (November) Landscapes
2000 (January) From the Bush to the Sea
1999 Solo Exhibition - Australiana Art

Press

Articles in Crowdink - Twice chosen as Artist of the Week- for Beach Paintings: http://crowdink.com/editorpick/jan-matsons-coastal-beach-artwork-happy-place/
and Animal Art: http://crowdink.com/editorpick/jan-matsons-animal-paintings-hop-right-off-canvas/
Australian Artist magazine
Newspaper articles Canberra Times
Creative Artist - yearbook edition on sale 29 July 2017

Influences

Frederick McCubbin (Heidelberg School art movement)
Camille Pissarro (Danish-French Impressionist)
Claude Monet (French Impressionist)
A lifelong passion for colour!

61cm (W) x 31cm (H)
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$750
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90.5cm (W) x 45cm (H)
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