Jan Folan

Based in United Kingdom
I am a self taught collage Artist and Illustrator living in West Yorkshire. For as long as I can remember I have been interested in Art and crafts.Over the years I have tried my hand at many different outlets for my creativity from painting,jewelry making,decoupage to paper cutting and many other things. In 2016 I was privileged to be asked to Illustrate a book for a friend titled Errols` christmas which was published by wolf publications. In 2018 I had surgery on my foot, having 12 long weeks to recover I was looking for something new to try and was inspired by some wonderful collages I found. My first attempt was a kingfisher( titled Birdwatcher) I have to say I was more than pleased with the result,but not so pleased with the mess of torn bits of paper I had to clean up off the floor. From that moment I was totally hooked. Finally I now feel I have found my niche with torn paper collage because it Incorporates everything I love, It allows me to create beautiful paintings by tearing and precisely cutting tiny pieces of paper.I call it painting with paper.Collage is also a wonderful way of using old magazines,books and brochures and fits in with my ethos of recycling and upcycling unwanted items. .In April 2019 I was asked to exhibit my work at The Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield and have gone on to exhibit and sell my work at local galleries and shops.In June this year I got my first commission. Finally after many years I feel like a real Artist. I believe my Art reflects my love of the natural world and the amazing creatures and plant life found in it. I love to add an extra dimension to my pieces by adding words and images pertaining to the subject.The closer you look the more you will see.

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