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Alfresco Studio and Succulents, Lindfield NSW

Oil crayon collage on artboard, sealed with archival varnish (signed, d rings and hanger) 20x29cm

Price: $420 plus post

Size: 20x29cm

Weight: 350g collage and packaging


This collage is inspired by visits to members’ studios…this one is of Gillian’s studio in Lindfield full of handmade ceramics. Jan was attracted to the work table on the verandah looking to the garden with ceramic pots full of succulents.


The collages are made using oil crayons on coloured papers which are torn or scored into shapes, pasted on art board and sealed with varnish. The thick dense crayon plays with the torn edges of the coloured papers.



Jan Spencer’s oil crayon collages are inspired by drawings made while exploring artist spaces, or walking and cycling in Australian National Parks and overseas.

Jan documents her explorations in travel diaries, drawing and collaging en plein air and uses these sketches to work up her collages in her Sydney studio.


Jan Spencer’s handmade books are made with original covers on book cloth or card. They are hand sewn in cross-bound format to open flat with 120gsm cartridge paper and are suitable for travel and artist diaries, guest books, albums and for gluing in memorabilia and photos. The covers are sealed with archival varnish.


Square Book Landscape View

Landscape View with tiger bookmark

This handmade book with a tiger bookmark by Jan Spencer is made with an original cover using oil crayon collaged pieces and sealed with gloss varnish.

The book is hand sewn in cross-bound format to open flat and suitable for a travel or artist diary, guest book, album, and for gluing in memorabilia and photos. The back is covered in book cloth.

$110 plus post

320g book and packaging


You can see more of Jan's work here


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