Jan Spencer uses oil crayons and colourful layered paper to capture beautiful hidden landscapes. Whilst travelling she draws daily in art diaries; inspired by natural and built environments she sees camping, walking and cycling; usually through Australian national parks. Once back in her light filled Rozelle studio, these diaries are transformed into intricate collages. Caran d’ache oil crayons are applied to coloured papers.
Each work is built on a small, carefully layered base of these torn coloured papers on Japanese washi - reflecting the precious, delicate nature of the places Spencer is depicting. The luscious thick crayons highlight the paper tears to render vibrant, bold scenes.