“I hope my paintings make you smile” ~ Jan
I love to paint but more importantly, I hope my paintings will inspire your imagination - and make you smile. My most recent painting adventure started when I was given the pleasure of caring for my 100-year-old Mom. To make this time the best of times, I began to paint and share it with Mom.
As a painter, I convey my subject in bright colors with acrylic, ink, pencil, washes, and free fluid brushstrokes. Boldly Layering Colors to Create the Unique and Unexpected. Bold Pops of Color. My focus has always been on emphasizing contrast and variety within the composition while vividly capturing the light and color. My series include Wild Horses of Cumberland Island; Fruit of the Sea - Shrimp; Bloom with Grace- Botanicals; Power Pearls for Young Women in Leadership!
Born in Atlanta, my paintings are influenced by Atlanta, Isle of Hope, Amelia Island, Cumberland Island, Beaches of St George Island, and our family garden in Avondale Estates. I am inspired daily by such beautiful surroundings.
My initial artistic inspiration came from a fantastic art teacher at The Westminster Schools and my formal education includes a BFA from the University of Georgia.