Collage, Watercolor, Mixed Media
The subject matter of my paintings usually chooses me. "I must paint that" is a response to something I see or feel. My paintings have a personal connection or evoke a personal feeling. All my art reflects everything I have ever experienced.
After teaching special education for 20 years, I had time to devote myself to my lifelong love affair with art. I began with the challenging medium of watercolor and still enjoy painting this way. Collage has now captivated my attention. I enjoy making papers that are unique and that are unobtainable elsewhere.
When I retired from teaching, married and moved to Florida, I had time to paint, take many classes and workshops and even teach a few classes while enjoying "making art". Art has enriched my life. I hope these pieces of art enrich yours.
Watercolor, Acrylic, Mixed Media
Jan lived most of her life raising a family in Minnesota and has lived in Cape Coral since 1989. She has always had an artistic drive and has enjoyed creative projects since childhood. She had some courses in art and design in her early college years at the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee, but marriage and family put that on hold until 1991 when she began taking watercolor classes at Cape Coral Art Studio. Since then she has studied with local and many nationally known artists. She is a member of the Florida Watercolor society, Cape Coral Art League, and Pine Island Art Association. She has entered many exhibitions in the area where her work has won awards and has been sold. She is teaching her unique method of collage at Cape Coral Art League and Pine Island Art Association. Her work is for sale at Wild Child Gallery in Matlacha, Florida.