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Jan Szymczuk

Jan Szymczuk

I am a self taught artist, living in Stannington, in the beautiful county of Northumberland, in the UK.

I love to work mainly with graphite, pastels, watercolours and acrylics.

I recently retired from the Metropolitan Police as the senior police artist (March 2009) after thirty years service.

I have since relocated to the north east of England, where I originally spent my youth, now being retired, I am finding I have lots of free time to explore the colour side of my art.

Hope you enjoy my story through my art.

All comments welcomed.

Website www.szymczuk.co.uk

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Member since February 2010
15 comments
Latest comment This is incredible, Jan. The textures of feathers and wood are so realistic, (even with my single eye) creates so much depth. Although you've always been an amazing artist, you seem to have improved... Colin Cartwright
   
I am loving pastels as a medium but I am frustrated that this portrait among other work has been spoiled by using fixative. Even the best stuff tends to darken...
Ian, I remember this photo from when it first came out in National Geographic. You've captured it very well! I'll admit that I've never liked this image... view answer
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