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. Jan’s work 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. Click here for Jan’s Full Profile.