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Watercolour Gallery

My latest watercolour efforts Curly Petals Iris Close view of iris flower, 16in x 12in, Arches cold press paper Dabee Street Cottages 9in x 8in, watercolour on Arches cold press paper turquoise-flight water colour balls abstract yellow roses watercolour painting Look Beneath octopus-garden Daffodils watercolour painting roses in crystal watercolour-paintings-tulips watercolour paintings vase abstract...

About Jan T (Urquhart) Baillie

WHAT'S ON THE SITE?You can find my art, my quilts and bits and pieces of my life. I am eager to have you visit and stay awhile.Why Utopia? The dictionary definition is: uto·pia, n., Utopia, imaginary and ideal country in Utopia(1516) by Sir Thomas More, from Greek ou not, no + topos place an...

park website

Web design(er) again too

The new owners of the Park asked me to design and deploy a website for them. How web design and the rules for that have changed since I last designed a site! Web design trends The trend in 2016 is flat or one page design, which is so changed from 2012, where hierarchical page...

Front page Cottage Capers

Editor again

I have been helping to produce a small (4 page) in house newsletter for a local aged care centre. The centre is called ada cottage, so I called the ‘paper’ Cottage Capers. I have since become the editor, as it is a good way for me to continue in a volunteer role, without the...

70th birthday | Jan T cutting cake

70th birthday

In January, 2016, it was my 70th birthday! Hard to believe isn’t it? My darling husband gave a surprise 70th birthday party (because when you turn 70 years old that is a milestone), that wasn’t a surprise because he couldn’t keep lying to me. The girlfriends from here and in town — even one husband...

layers of my life

Latest painting, sold

Layers of my life Since I was two and a half years old, my life has been fill of loss and sadness. The black areas of the work symbolise this darkness. But there have been many bright times, happy and joyful. Colour fills my days, as in the painting. Threaded through all this has...

Latest paintings

Kandos Painters group had an exhibition over the centenary of Kandos weekend in October. I sold a painting on opening night. My first real attempt at abstract art which is my current fascination. Entitled “Desert Skins”, it has several different textural media in the background, which reminded me of snake skins, sand, bark, etcetera....

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