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Thursday, 23 October 2008

Snow Snow and more Snow

I am working on my new collection and here is a selection of some of the snowy mountainous landscape scenes I have been producing - snow is something that i love and I can only paint what i have a passion about, snow being one of these passions of mine............

copyright of all images remain with the artist Jean G Dayton

Tuesday, 14 October 2008


Jean’s portfolio of work is an eclectic mix of contemporary abstract paintings ranging from vibrant abstracts to roller-coaster yacht seascapes. Her work has a strong emphasis on the interaction of colour & flow and is largely influenced by nature with a firm interest in the sea. Often taking her Forest location, or the seashore at Lepe as inspiration for her work Jean loves the solitude of walking on the beach and derives great inspiration from the sea and shore.

“Being within nature is extremely important to me. I have realised that to enable me to really get into the depth and feeling of a painting, I need to experience how I feel when I’m within nature. I very often go for long walks on my own along the coast where I receive great inspiration from the intensity of the sea. I love observing how the sun plays with the sea creating a blanket of diamonds on the surface and how the wind whips up the waves as they crash to the shore, I just stand there taking it all in, the power and energy of the sea. I seem to be able to capture this essence and transpose this onto the canvas.”

Jean was recently commissioned by a UK design company to paint two large abstract yacht seascapes, featuring yachts in full sail, for the foyer at the Royal Yacht Hotel in St Helier, Jersey as part of a full refurbishment. Jean regularly exhibits her work in her home county of Hampshire and her work can be found in both private and corporate UK & International collections.

copyright © remains with the artist Jean G Dayton

Thursday, 9 October 2008

To Ponder - this is ME

A little pondering.......

I have been pondering more on my work and how I work...It got me thinking.....does the observer of art understand and feel the meaning behind the artists work? I can only answer this one from the artists viewpoint; as an artist I bare my soul through my work, art to me is an expression of who I am and where I am in my life made up of my life experiences to that point, so as time progresses I grow and so does my art, so art for me is forever evolving and growing. I paint mainly through how I feel about visual images that I see and I then interpret that in my own unique way through colour and shape on the canvas. I thought I would share that one with you as a little insight into my way of painting.....

This is one of my favourite paintings in my collection, 'Pachamama' meaning Quechan for Mother Earth......

Monday, 6 October 2008

The McNeill Gallery, Radlett, Herts

I am hugely excited about this.........My yacht seascapes are now in exhibition for sale at the McNeill Gallery in Radlett, Hertfordshire.

"The McNeill Gallery is one of Hertfordshire’s leading contemporary art galleries, founded in 1996. We have created a friendly environment for both artists and collectors and have acquired a reputation for excellence in presentation and selection. We are dedicated to promoting artists both from the UK and overseas who produce original art of great quality, to the benefit of established and emerging collectors. On our website ( you can view the work of some 80 artists of considerable merit. "

The McNeill Gallery exhibits work from many aclaimed artists including Alex Rennie who exhibited at BP Portrait Awards National Portrait Gallery London 2005/2006 (amazing work by the way)..

Wednesday, 1 October 2008