Jan Morris, The Mirror Lady
Jan, a Lancashire lass by birth, lives and paints in the picturesque county of Worcestershire. Her studio is an offshoot of the family kitchen and her "easel" is the former dining room table. She shares "Tinkers Cottage" with Irvine, her partner, her two grown up children and an eccentric budgerigar. Her studio overlooks the allotment garden in which Jan grows herbacious plants and organic veg, and where she wages a constant battle with nature.Jan has drawn and painted all her life, but her hobby became her livelihood several years ago when her former incarnation as a gardener came to an abrupt end .. her back and knees both deciding enough was enough. She views painting as much as a need as is eating and breathing and, not so much as a job, but as a way of life.Irvine, her partner, assiduously frames all her mirrors in the framing workshop behind his rather unusual barber shop (having comic murals painted all round the walls by both Jan and Irv). Irv too has always enjoyed art having been a professional cartoonist at one time. Together they enjoy good food, good books, a good laugh, meeting happy smiley people at shows and, when they are not too tired, Lindy Hopping (dancing the jitterbug).
What People Say About Us: some genuine (we promise!) comments from customers!
"My mum absolutely loved the mirror. She was in floods of tears and couldn't get over it. So thank you so much for making a family heirloom which will be cherished always" Simon from Cannock
"My most beautiful mirror in the whole wide world has arrived! It's just brilliant and I am honestly over the moon with it and it's so much better than I ever imagined. I could enthuse all day about your mirror and I will probably just sit on the stairs looking at it for hours on end" Diane, Twyford
"I am over the moon with my lovely mirror- can't wait to show it off" Joan from Isle Of Man
"Thank you so much for the stunning mirror. I fell in love with it as soon as I took the wrapping off and made John put it on the wall straight away. It looks fabulous, the colours are perfect- it just brings the room together" Terri from Manchester
"To say we are happy with the mirror would be an understatement. It looks great- we will most certainly recommend you to our friends" Sheila from Norwich
"Our lovely mirror is the centrepiece of our room and adds light & colour. It's always commented on by visiting friends" Ben from Bath