Janet Nelson

Janet (Jan) Nelson is mainly self-taught, she studied for three years at Leith School of Art in Edinburgh and has been painting for over 25 years. She now works full time from her studio overlooking the beautiful Kyles of Bute, where work can be combined with her other great love of sailing. Jan makes regular trips around the coast of Britain to observe the changing scenery and take part in activities which inspire her work. The sailing paintings aim to capture the tremendous movement, thrills and glorious colours of sailing, both in a scenic and racing sense. To maintain that genuine ‘feeling’ in the paintings, this year Jan has raced in Scotland on a Hawk-20 Dayboat and also on a Hunter Formula One cruiser at Rutland Water during the National Championships. Previously Jan spent Cowes week racing on a Clipper 68 – Derry-Londonderry, which had just returned with the rest of the Clipper Fleet after their round the world race. The adrenalin rush and action on board the boat that week has been a great inspiration for many of the Racing paintings. Although the majority of Jan’s work relates to the sea, she is also an accomplished landscape painter where a passion for nature comes to the fore. She concentrates on acrylics but paints well in watercolour and oils depending on the subject matter. In her work she makes extensive use of impasto techniques – laying the paint on thickly using both brush and palette knife – the paint itself, in its reflection of light and the speed and strength of its application, echoes the subject matter. Her versatility means she can switch easily from detailed sea and sailing pieces to abstracts and change medium to suit. Make an enquiry about Janet Nelson


Janet (Jan) Nelson is mainly self-taught, she studied for three years at Leith School of Art in Edinburgh and has been painting for over 25 years.

She now works full time from her studio overlooking the beautiful Kyles of Bute, where work can be combined with her other great love of sailing.

Jan makes regular trips around the coast of Britain to observe the changing scenery and take part in activities which inspire her work. The sailing paintings aim to capture the tremendous movement, thrills and glorious colours of sailing, both in a scenic and racing sense.

To maintain that genuine ‘feeling’ in the paintings, this year Jan has raced in Scotland on a Hawk-20 Dayboat and also on a Hunter Formula One cruiser at Rutland Water during the National Championships. Previously Jan spent Cowes week racing on a Clipper 68 – Derry-Londonderry, which had just returned with the rest of the Clipper Fleet after their round the world race. The adrenalin rush and action on board the boat that week has been a great inspiration for many of the Racing paintings.

Although the majority of Jan’s work relates to the sea, she is also an accomplished landscape painter where a passion for nature comes to the fore. She concentrates on acrylics but paints well in watercolour and oils depending on the subject matter. In her work she makes extensive use of impasto techniques – laying the paint on thickly using both brush and palette knife – the paint itself, in its reflection of light and the speed and strength of its application, echoes the subject matter. Her versatility means she can switch easily from detailed sea and sailing pieces to abstracts and change medium to suit.

Make an enquiry about Janet Nelson



Out in the Breeze
Acrylic
40 x 40 cm
£795
Own Art £79.50 pm


Tacking off the Point
Acrylic
30 x 30 cm
£625
Own Art £62.50 pm


Racing Hard
Acrylic
30 x 30 cm
£625
Own Art £62.50 pm



A Darkening Sky
Acrylic
40 x 40 cm
£795
Own Art £79.50 pm


Windswept Waves
Acrylic
80 x 40 cm
£1295
Own Art £129.50 pm


Perilous Position
Acrylic
60 x 60 cm
£1395
Own Art £139.50



Night Falling Fast
Acrylic
80 x 40 cm
£1295
Own Art £129.50 pm


Battle of the Kites
Acrylic
90 x 90 cm
£1995
Own Art £199.50 pm


Furling in at the Line
Acrylic
80 x 40 image framed
£1295
Own Art £129.50 pm



Wind Shift at The Start
Acrylic
100 x 100 cm
£2195
Own Art £219.50 pm


All Night Battle
Acrylic
80 x 40 cm image framed

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Early Evening Race
Acrylic
40 x 40 image framed

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Beachy Head by Night
Acrylic
40 x 40 image framed

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Leading Overnight
Acrylic on canvas
90 x 90cm

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Sunshine & Light Winds
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 cm

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Spring Breeze
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40cm excluding frame

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Hanging on to the Lead
Acrylic on Wood panel
12 x 22 in

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A Tightly Contested Race
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 cm

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Rain Ahead
Acrylic on linen
16 x 12 in

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A Difficult Swell
Acrylic
80 x 40 cm

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A Shift in the Breeze
Acrylic on linen
16 x 12 in

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Holding the Breeze
Acrylic on canvas
90 x 90cm
£1895
Own Art £189.50 pm


Deep Blue Sea
Acrylic
60 x 60 cm
£1195
Own Art £119.50


A Warm Wind
Acrylic on linen
30 x 40cm
£625 framed
Own Art £62.50 pm


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