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Artist Spotlight: Nan Jones

Welcome back to another Allie & Elle artist spotlight! We're so excited to feature Nan Jones today.  

What’s your creative specialty?


How did you start?

From my early childhood, I was always  "creating". Throughout my childhood and into my adolescence I was consistently enrolled in art classes through school, took private lessons, and attended every kind of art camp you can imagine. I found I thrived most in a creative environment.  I took the plunge to be a full-time artist in 2016.

How do you gain/gather inspiration? What do you do to get recharged? 

"I am forever inspired by the sky, particularly cloud formations.  The fact that the clouds perpetually change shape, color, form etc never ceases to amaze me.

I love spending time outdoors.  Even just a walk on the greenway.  I truly feel at peace in nature.  It has such a grounding effect but also inspires my work. Every artist I know needs to get outside of their own head sometimes and nature is where I find the most peace. "

What’s your favorite thing about creating? 

Being able to take the “creative energy” flowing around in my brain and put it onto canvas.  It is a form of meditation for me. When I paint I am in a zone. Just knowing I can take all the noise in my brain and channel it through my brush makes me feel so fortunate. 

What advice would you give your younger creative self? 

Your work evolves from experimentation.  Even if you feel out of your comfort zone push through, evolution is key. It’s okay if you don’t want to frame and sell everything you make. The process is just as important as the final product. 

Check out Nan's work on her website and instagram and tell her thanks for sharing her story with us!

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