Artwork Copyright © Jan Claude
A passionately creative person, Jan Claude has pursued artistic development her entire life. Having explored many mediums, her first love is watercolour. Concentrating on the array of effects that watercolour offers, she uses a variety of techniques to paint diverse subjects.
“I love watercolour as a medium. So much of the creative process in watercolour is directed by the paint and water and paper – the artist really just guides it. Each time I paint is an exciting new experience and I never quite know how it will end. It is incredibly rewarding if, at the end of this amazing, unpredictable process, I am able to capture a moment and evoke a feeling in a finished painting. I am continually inspired by the beauty and diversity of the land and people that surround us in this great country and by the hand of God behind it all.”
These days Jan and her husband spend most of their time at their cottage on Bird River, Manitoba.