Medium: Oil and Pastels
When asked the question, “What would you like to do for your 13th birthday?”, Jan’s answer was, “Visit the Art Institute of Chicago.” And that’s what she did. Since then, painting, and understanding the language of painting, has been, and still is a focal point of her life.
Jan is a native of Colorado; but has resided in Northern California all her adult life. She has a B.A. in Fine Arts from California State University, Sacramento and has also studied art at Western Illinois University. She has studied with numerous distinguished artists, including Willo Balfrey, Gerald Boyd, Kathleen Dunphy, Bob Gerbracht, Richard McKinley, Clark Mitchell, Waif Mullins, Margot Schulzke, and Anita Wolff.
Her work has been accepted in many international, national, and local art exhibits. Sponsors of these exhibits include the Pastel Society of the West Coast, Pastel Society of Oregon, Northwest Pastel Society, Sierra Pastel Society, Sacramento Fine Arts, Northern California Arts, Marin Society of Artists, Placer Arts League, Riverfront Art Gallery (Petaluma, CA), KVIE Art Auction, Vacaville Art League & Gallery, Lodi Community Arts Center, Elk Grove Art Center, Chico Art Center, Rocklin Fine Arts, Blue Line Arts (Roseville, CA), and Roseville Civic Center.
Jan’s paintings have been judged and selected for awards by distinguished artists and judges of distinction, including the curators of art for the Crocker Art Museum (Sacramento, CA), Oakland Museum of California, and the Haggin Museum (Stockton, CA). Her work is in both university and private collections.
She is a member of Pastel Society of the West Coast, Pastel Society of Oregon, Sierra Pastel Society, Placer Arts/Placer Artists League, and Sacramento Fine Arts/Northern California Arts.
Master Artist – Sacramento Fine Arts/Northern California Arts (NCA)
Signature Artist, Pastel Society of the West Coast
Signature Artist, Sierra Pastel Society
Jan’s studio is located within the Packing Shed Studios in Newcastle, California.
Blue Line Arts, Newcastle Packing Shed Artists and Studios, and North Tahoe Arts
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