ARTIST

Jan Brewerton

Printmaker

Biography

I studied for an Art Foundation Diploma at the University of Wolverhampton, a B.A in Fine Art at Coventry University, and, after two years living and teaching in Italy, completed my post-graduate studies at Goldsmith’s College, London.

My work has its foundations in domesticity. A celebration of its details, its memories and its rituals.
Individual works begin as close studies of everyday domestic objects – motifs arising in the forms of vessels, artefacts, implements, textiles, fruit forms, patterns and natural materials.

I am interested in the pure contrast of black on white against a flat picture plane, and the complex spatial relationships and dimensions that so restricted a chromatic palette can still conjure in the mind’s eye. In the process of composition, my images break rules of scale and perspective within the image frame. They are black-and-white, occasionally colour prints.
My prints are primarily lino cuts which I print in small limited editions.

After many years teaching in specialist art education, I now work full-time in my Devon studio. My work can be found in private collections both in Europe and the throughout the UK.