Talented young artist Jan Laird is a fresh new face to the Ayrshire art scene. With her gifted ability to capture animals in portrait, she has recently commissioned worth throughout Britain.
Jan discovered her ability to draw and paint whilst a student at Cumnock Academy secondary school. Her most outstanding piece of work was a painting of a Highland Cow and the inspiration she gained from it formed the catalyst for her future studies at the University of Cumbria, where in 2012 she graduated in a Degree in Fine Art with Honours.
Jan, who has a strong background in farming, currently lives in Cumnock with her family. She is an active member of Mauchline Young Farmers Club and supports her community by helping out with tuition at local classes and regularly donating pieces of her artwork to local charities and fundraising events.
Jan is an amazingly friendly young woman, always found with a smile on her face. She is truly dedicated to her art and her future aspirations lie in running her own successful art business.