Snow CatJan Fontecchio Perley
Ink artwork on Composite board
Varnished and Ready to frame
Signed on front
11 " h x 14 " w x .1 " d |0 lbs. 15 oz.
A bobcat pauses in the snow, looking cautiously behind. Very fine detail in the fur, and delicate expression in the face. This artwork was created on a scratchboard panel. Scratchboards are made of white clay covered in black ink, with the illustration scratched through with metal nibs. An unforgiving medium where mistakes are difficult, if not impossible, to cover up.
Jan’s lifelong passion for animals and art have collided in the images she paints. Her Western subject matter is executed with an impressionistic realism, generally using a limited color palette. Jan captures the essence of her subjects in the details, whether it be the playful visage of a cow or the delicate feathers of a colorful bird. Her paintings embody a genuinely jovial exuberance. Often working on two pieces simultaneously, Jan paints from a small studio in her home in Idaho, where she also enjoys spending time with her teenage children.