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.
Jan Gardner's shimmering evocations of places real and imagined will be on show at Plas Glyn y Weddw from tomorrow