Jan Phethean is a painter based in West Cornwall. She says of her work: "I seek to portray the sublime in nature, those magical moments in the landscape illuminated by a certain light, a moment in time when the senses are heightened by the extraordinary beauty of the ordinary."
An international career as a muralist and architectural designer began in the Lebanon. Large scale projects include the design of international airport lounges for Virgin Atlantic, and the refurbishment of the Kensington Roof Gardens in London. Phethean later diversified to include art direction, event design and installation. Her clients included Coca Cola, Lilt and the Notting Hill Carnival amongst others. She has had many installations exhibited nationally, including ones at the Saatchi Gallery and the Natural History Museum in London, and the Eden Project in Cornwall.
Phethean has painted all her working life and moved to Cornwall in 2003 in order to paint full time. In 2018, she became an academician of the South West Academy of Arts, and is a member of the St Ives Society of Artists and the Association of British Naïve Artists.