Jan has been creating art since the time she could hold a crayon. Her formal arts
education began at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, where she developed her passion for watercolor painting. She continued
her studies while living/traveling in Europe for six years, as well as ongoing education through workshops with some of America’s
top watercolor instructors. These include, M. Stephen Doherty, Editor in Chief, American Artist Magazine, John Salminen, Jan
Kunz, Judi Betts, Jim Kosvanec, Gerald Brommer, Joseph Bohler, Joseph Fettingis, Mel Stabin, Jack Shields, Betty Carr, Mary
Whyte, Arne Westerman, and Gary Curtis.
The following watercolor societies have awarded Jan their highest
level of achievement, "Signature Membership": Georgia Watercolor Society, Missouri Watercolor Society, Western Colorado
Watercolor Society, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, and Watercolor Society of Alabama. The Atlanta Artists' Center,
the largest fine art group in the Southeastern USA, awarded Jan their highest credential, “Member of Excellence”.
Jan’s work has been accepted in over 400 local, regional and national juried competitions as well as invitational
and one-woman shows, garnering a multitude of awards. The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art has exhibited her work in their “Metro
Montage”, juried exhibition of Georgia artists, for the past ten years. Jan’s work has been featured in numerous
local and national publications, as well as a magazine cover for the internationally distributed, “Chronicle of the
Horse”. Jan’s paintings are also in private collections across America and Europe.
is “Up Close and Personal” as she continuously strives to capture the “spirit” and genuine personalities
of people, the unique nature of animals, the essence of a place and the many textures of things around her. Her representational
paintings feature saturated color achieved by layers of washes.
Having traveled to 27 foreign countries, this
Ohio native has been fortunate to have an endless supply of subject matter. Jan has been a dedicated artist for the past 25
years, having been a full time mother to her grown daughters, Jackie and Jenny. Jan lives in Kennesaw, GA with her husband,
As seen on the cover of
"Chronicle of the Horse"