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Remembered beauties.

JAN Gardner's prints seem strangely evocative which isn't surprising as the artist herself says they are inspired by places remembered as well as those imagined.

Colourful representations of the natural world of mountains, woodlands and gardens flow from the brush of the Prestatyn artist who has a love of mixed media. ``I love the process of manipulating colour upon the surface. Mark making, exploration of shapes and mixing media offers less structure and melodic compositions, '' she says.

``I like the experience of change and use reality to create the sequence through to the mark-making -- the imagined forms, the poetry of the image. ''

The result is a tactile shimmering evocation of enticing places which, whether real or imagined, have obviously been a pleasure to visit.

``My recent work celebrates an essence and spirit of place, a garden spent time in and remembered birdsong, the colour of the breeze, rustle of grass or the blue hue of the horizon -- all offering a sense of wonder, surprise and magic, '' says Jan.

An exhibititon of Jan Gardner's work will open at Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, near Pwllheli, tomorrow and run until September 21.

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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 20, 2004
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