About Jantien Powell
“I grew up on a small hill farm in Mamhilad, South Wales. I have always loved to draw and paint and I feel that living on an isolated farm really helped me to develop those skills while I was young. While my urban friends met up and played together with my brother and I spent a lot of time drawing and we have both gone on to pursue careers that centre around those skills.
I love to paint life as I see it around me, the beautiful Welsh countryside, the Coast, the hill farms and their inhabitants, these are the things that are dear to me.
I paint mostly in acrylics but I also love to use collage and texture to add depth and layers to a painting. Colour and pattern are prominent themes within my work, I love to pick out the most unexpected colours in a scene and to experiment with the way that they can alter the dynamic of an image. I am drawn to patterns whether it is the jigsaw of shapes in an old stone wall or the repeating pattern of the sheep in the pens at the market. Maybe that says something about the way that life fits together and repeats itself, the seasons that come and go, generation after generation.
I aim to capture the feeling and the atmosphere of these people and places, the relationships, the familiarity, and the unexpected aspects that you just might not have noticed. Mostly, I hope you will be able to see the love that has gone into producing my paintings.
You can see my work at my website www.jantienart.co.uk, or if you are interested in commissioning a painting, please feel free to get in touch to discuss it further. You can follow my latest paintings and sketches and pick up tips and techniques for your own painting practice at my Facebook page: Jantien Powell Artist ”
After a life time of studying Art, Jantien became a professional Artist in 2000 and went on to open Chapel Cottage Studio in 2008. It has grown steadily ever since and now employs the services of over 20 guest Artists from around the country. Jantien continues to teach the weekly art classes at Chapel Cottage Studio as well as providing a number of workshops throughout the year.