Jan Rippingham August 28, 2018 – Posted in: Artists
Artist : Jan Rippingham
Original acrylics and mixed media - Jan Rippingham
I was born in Manchester in 1958, and from an early age I loved to draw and paint.
I studied Art and Art History A level, and in 1980 I graduated from Manchester with a BA Hons in printed textiles. I then moved to London where I worked at The London Design Studio for two years as a textile designer, and then as a freelance designer for over fifteen years ( with a few years gap when my daughter was born ).
My designs sold in London, New York, and Paris, and were used mainly for furnishing fabric and wallpaper designs. I now live in Surrey, and in the last couple of years I have returned to painting.
I now paint full time, mainly in acrylic on canvas, and because of my background in textiles I am passionate about pattern and texture. I love to travel, especially to Italy, and I sketch wherever I go.