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HISTORY OF JAN IRVING'S ART


Read all about it! The Puppy Book 

The Secret of the Dragon 

As of July 2008, I have also invested in the longevity of all originals by only employing tested and proven premium quality paints with light fast pigments, and will only use equally longlife paper


I started painting decades ago, as a child. My first moment of glory was winning the school painting class at Berwick & District Agricultural & Horticultural Society (Australia's oldest ag society), no one was more surprised than me! The painting featured a brown thoroughbred winning a race - on very, very vibrant green turf. This, like all my early work was lost in the Ash Wednesday bushfires. That show was while I was still attending Harkaway State School.
Obviously I dabbled a bit more over the years, but when I was in middle level high school I had a painitng of a Rhode Island Red rooster on a corner fence post, crowing, he claimed me thrid prize in the High Schools competion painting class at the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria's Royal Melbourne Show. These have been my main two winners, I do recall collecting a placing or more at the local Pakenham Art Show for a year or two, and even a sale which was more fabulous. But apart from a few birds painted post 1983, book illustrations, and the like, I have had very little time to practice my art properly. I need to add information on the following past projects
The Puppy Book
Gundog series
The Secret of the Dragon
previous birds etc
previous commissions

Until 2008, then I made the decision to do so!

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