Jan Beesley

Photographic Artist
I am a Sussex based artist using abstract and expressionist photography to capture my experiences, thoughts and feelings.

Latest events

July 13, 2024 - July 14, 2024


Uplift is a curated exhibition featuring 18 Sussex based artists from a variety of disciplines. The exhibition is being held in support of the Arts for Wellbeing programme by Victoria Pavilion Arts.

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September 28, 2024 - October 6, 2024

Looking Beyond

"Looking Beyond" is a collaborative exhibition between three abstract photographers, myself, Susi Petherick and Alison Buchanan

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Latest from Blog

May 6, 2024

The sun is dusting off his hat

The days are getting longer and the sun is hopefully going to put his hat on and come out to play.

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Selected Projects

Below is a selection or recent or ongoing projects

To see more work please visit my portfolio

The Seeing the Unseen Exhibition has now finished.
If you weren’t able to come there is a short video of the exhibition here to give a flavour.

A catalogue of the work in the exhibition is available here:

Seeing the Unseen Exhibition Catalogue

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Sun on the pond
Looks like summer has finally arrived and brought  some beautiful light with it.
It’s the last weekend of our South East Open Studios and the sun is shining!! Hurray! 

We would love to see you so if you are in the area please drop by and say hello!
Like last year we are selling tea and yummy cake to raise money for charity - so you can see some art and then sit in the sun and eat cake - what’s not to like.

We are Studio 26, Tarnhurst, Buxted, TN22 4JW.

Buxted has its own mini art trail with work by 
@chrisschneider.art @jayne_luscombe @samj_smiles @evokeglassart23jtk  Patricia Butcher and John Forster.
Details in my link in bio.
Imagined Forest

Had a great time today visiting some of the other studios  taking part in South East Open Studios @seopenstudios with @chrisschneider.art 
Saw some great paintings by @janebutterystudio @carolinedaly.art and @janegrayart 

A bit of adventure which also involved nearly driving onto a golf course!

Our studio (studio 26 in the guide) is open this weekend Friday-Sunday 11-5. I will be there Friday and Sunday. Do come along if in the area ( details in bio link)
All set up for South East Open Studios @seopenstudios which opens tomorrow (Saturday 1st June).

Excited to share some new work from my stained glass windows project amongst other things.
As well as my work there will be beautiful abstract paintings by @chrisschneider.art and stunning silver jewellery by @jayne_luscombe 

We are studio 26 in the SEOS guide and part of the Buxted Art trail.
Other studios nearby include 
Paintings by @samj_smiles, gorgeous stained glass work by @evokeglassart23jtk  and bespoke handbags by @abeliahandbags 
Also paintings by John Forster.

As if that wasn’t enough we will have tea and cakes too!!

We are open this Saturday and Sunday  and then Friday to Sunday every week until 23rd June
Open 11am to 5pm.

All details in bio link.

Do come and say hello!!

The world can be a very confusing place and sometimes it’s difficult to see your way through.  It’s good to take time to pause and reflect.

Having said that I am currently in a whirl getting ready for South East Open Studios (more of which later)

This image is from my developing series call Unleaded - inspired by stained glass windows.
Seeing Unseen
Buds of hope. 

Little fists of sunshine,
Held high on strong stems.
Buds of hope.
Seeking Peace

Another from a series of images I am working on inspired by stained glass windows. Series is call Unleaded .... will get them on my website soon ....

.... but less fattening and doesn't get stuck in your hair.
Lily Pond

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