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Artist Jan Oxendale


An example of fine art by Jan Oxendale

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 "If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature." (Bruce Barton)



Biography


     I am a landscape/animal artist.  I favor the rich quality of oil as my medium to convey the beauty and serenity I feel from nature in my  plein air and studio paintings.  Wherever I am in the natural world, beauty will reveal itself in the light, color and movement of the subjects that I paint.  It inspires me to take out my brush and palette to create a pictorial story to share with others.
 
     Ever since I was a child, I loved to draw.  My passion started with Snoopy comics and evolved to animals and the people around me.  It didn't stop there. My love of nature developed through the many camping trips I went on with  my family. Thus, I find myself drawn to the vast subject matter that nature provides. My paintings are a compilation of different places and mood that I have experienced. Oftentimes, I'm told by observers of my work that they feel like they are there, looking out the window at the scene before them.
 
      Even though I was encouraged by art teachers to continue to pursue my art skills, life had different plans for me.  However, while working in different occupations, I continued to paint. As a young adult I studied under a professional wildlife artist and have since taken professional classes and workshops.  I retired from teaching art in 2018 to devote myself to painting.  I believe painting is a lifelong learning experience.   While I admire the works of many artists, such as Thomas Moran, Carl Rungis and Albert Bierstadt, the greatist artist to inspire me, is our creator, whose work constantly fills our world with beauty and wonder.  It is with this feeling that I am driven to paint. 
 
     Nature provides beauty and solace to our oftentimes chaotic schedules. It is something worth preserving for all [...]

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