Who is Jan Ferguson?

This is my journey.

I was born in 1955 in Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne. Growing up in a largely industrial area of Newcastle my early inspiration came from pictures in books and perhaps more significantly, from the yearly trips I made with my family to Eyemouth, where I began to share in my father's passion and enthusiasm for wildlife and the natural environment.

At thirteen, I attended Kings College Art School at Newcastle University, where I was invited to attend classes to refine and develop my skills.

In 1985 I moved with my husband and two children to Argyll. Moving to this rural area was a dream come true and provided me with a never-ending source of inspiration.

I have since moved to a beautiful part of the Scottish Borders near Hawick and invite people to contact me and arrange a meeting with me at my studio.

 

Highlights to date include:

  • Exhibiting at the Olympia London, one of twenty finalists in an international wildlife competition organised by the Born Free Foundation.
    Exhibiting at the annual The National Exhibition of Wildlife Artists (NEWA) and subsequently being selected as a finalist in the British Wildlife Awards 2014.
  • Producing commissioned works, which now feature on a selection of Bladnoch Whisky merchandise.
    Facilitating the development of art enthusiasts through voluntary participation with local art groups, schools and community groups.
  • I was honoured to join the Glasgow Society of Women Artists in September 2014
  • In 2017 I became an Artist Member of the Paisley Art Institute

"A lifetime of dedicated study of all types of animals is evident in her superbly detailed watercolour and gouache paintings. Supreme control of the media allows Jan to express the vast range of colour and texture in her chosen subjects, whilst at the same time, capturing their personality, beauty and character.

Collectors and galleries throughout the United Kingdom seek her work with an increasing overseas clientele. Jan also undertakes commissions of both pets and wildlife.""A lifetime of dedicated study of all types of animals is evident in her superbly detailed watercolour and gouache paintings. Supreme control of the media allows Jan to express the vast range of colour and texture in her chosen subjects, whilst at the same time, capturing their personality, beauty and character.

Collectors and galleries throughout the United Kingdom seek her work with an increasing overseas clientele. Jan also undertakes commissions of both pets and wildlife."

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