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About

I am a professional artist living and working in beautiful country New South Wales.
I paint in 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 hope these colourful paintings will provide happy memories of summer holidays.
I paint animals for the nursery, the kitchen or the animal lover. My animal paintings usually start with just a few lines loosely painted on board, 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 and east coast of Australia.
Please message me if you love my artwork, but would prefer larger prints of my originals.

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!

19cm (W) x 19cm (H)
Oil paint on board with white frame 2cm wide and ready to hang.
$355
34.5cm (W) x 27cm (H)
Oil paint on board with white frame 3cm wide
$395
21cm (W) x 21cm (H)
Oil paint on board
$290
30cm (W) x 25.5cm (H)
Oil paint on board with white wooden frame 5.5cm wide
$485
62cm (W) x 31cm (H)
Oil paint on stretched canvas
$695
46cm (W) x 46cm (H)
Oil paint on stretched canvas
$575
71cm (W) x 35cm (H)
Oil paint on stretched canvas
$775
61cm (W) x 26cm (H)
Oil paint on stretched canvas
$495
48cm (W) x 38cm (H)
Oil paint on board with white wooden frame 4.5cm wide
$690
36.5cm (W) x 29cm (H)
Oil paint on board with white wooden frame 7cm wide
$350