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Jan Phethean


I live in an elemental landscape of sea, sky, granite and light dominated by the weather which changes constantly. These elements feed my work but there is an additional element that overrides all others. I feel the unseen forces of nature and creation...... all that is unseen and unproved....... felt by us all at one time or another, in our connection with the sublime. I would like to think that my work resonates with the energy of the divine.

I spent my childhood living in exotic parts of the world, China ,Africa and the Mediterranean.I Lived in the Middle East in my twenties and had the privilege of living and working with various ic societies for many years. I worked with master craftsmen from the Lebanon, learning many refined painting techniques which I treasure and use to this day. I returned to Britain in the late seventies and set up an award winning interior design agency, responsible for the Clubhouse concept for Virgin Atlantic International Upper Class Lounges. During those years I painted many murals and undertook commissions in addition to the disciplines of running a successful international interior design agency.

I now paint full time in a studio overlooking the beautiful harbour of Porthleven in the Salt Cellar Workshops on Salt Cellar Hill.The workshops are usually open seven days a week from 12-7pm.