Welcome to JAN WEST ART. Please enjoy my online ART GALLERY, featuring FINE ART REPRODUCTIONS, and ORIGINALS: HAND-PAINTED MANDALAS, PHOTOGRAPHY, WORKSHOPS, PRESENTATIONS, TUTORIALS. COMMISSIONS AND SPECIAL ORDERS WELCOMED. BUY: Metal, Glass & Print reproductions of my Entire Catalog.
CEREMONIAL PHOTOGRAPHER / ARTIST
Abiquiu, New Mexico
Through paint and photography I explore natural and architectural themes, in combination with archetypal, mystical, and cross cultural ones. I hope to inspire others by presenting the world through a new lens.
I have been a commercial photographer, writer, artist, and teacher, since the early 1980’s. My work reflects my love for the natural world. The ‘Organic Abstract’ paintings are my way of playing with color, space and form. The black and white photography is often a study in light and shadow. My work with the historic bridges of the Cleveland Flats, documents days gone by from my contemporary vantage.
All of my Mandalas are hand painted. Mandalas are an archetypal symbol, that have served through out recorded history, as a means towards expanded thinking and being. I have been intuitively painting mandalas for over 35 years.
Many have been commissioned by an individual or an organization. The process of creating a personalized Mandala, has proven to be an extremely powerful experience for my commissioners and for myself.
Since April, 2014, I have been working on a collection that will be made up of thirteen multi-dimensional mandalas or Lexicons of Change, as I call them. They are not unlike a giant microchip made out of paint and
As of February, 2019, I have 7 completed. I anticipate it will take me up to five more years to complete the body of work. One canvas typically takes between 800 to 2,200 mechanical /painting hours. I will be introducing my new work to the public in the coming months. Anyone interested, please contact me.
All Mandalas and Original Paintings can be purchased either as an original, or as a reproduction, to your specs. Prints are available in many sizes and forms. The new metal prints and glass reproductions are fabulous.
To order artwork or for more information please contact me directly.
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