“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” ~ Pablo Picasso

Recent Watercolor News

Jan’s paintings, ‘High Maintenance’ and ‘So Funny’ are on display in the Hawaii Watercolor Society National Open Online Exhibition. The Indiana University Downtown Gallery – Kokomo, IN, is exhibiting Jan’s work ‘A Sign of the Times’ in the ‘Vividness’ National Juried Exhibition; while her painting ‘The Hunter’ is featured in the March 1, 2021 “Low Country Weekly News Magazine” in conjunction with the “Anything Goes” Exhibition at the Art League of Hilton Head Art Gallery.

Five of Jan’s paintings were also accepted and displayed in the ‘25th Anniversary Gullah Celebration’ at the Hilton Head Island, SC Art Gallery. Jan was interviewed and filmed about her work and then featured on the Native Island Business and Community Affairs Association website.

Jan has been awarded her Signature Membership, the highest level of achievement, by the “Red River Watercolor Society” in Fargo, ND where she received a special Merit Award in their July 2020 National Competition for her painting “High Maintenance”. The “Low Country Weekly” newspaper presented Jan’s work, as well as featured an article about her “One-Women Exhibition”, scheduled for August 4-28 at the Art Center of Coastal Carolina located on Hilton Head Island, SC. Additionally, Jan’s painting, “Poultry Gothic”, was showcased on the cover of the publication as part of the “Fabulous Fakes” Exhibition at the Art League of Hilton Head. Jan’s painting, ‘The One With an Attitude’ won an Honorable Mention in the Ellington-White Gallery’s, ‘Artists Who Teach’ National Juried Exhibition, held in Fayetteville, N.C. in 11/19. Jan received a ‘People’s Choice’ Award for her painting, ‘So Funny’, exhibited in the Art League of Hilton Head Member Competition, ‘Anything Goes’ held at the Art Center of Coastal Carolina, Art League of Hilton Head Gallery in 1/20, Hilton Head, S.C. ‘Another Elder’ was accepted in the Spokane Watercolor Society’s National Juried Show. Jan received an ‘Award for Excellence’ for this painting which is included in their exhibition until from 4/3-5-3, in Spokane, WA. The Rhode Island Watercolor Society Juried Member Exhibition has included Jan’s painting, ‘So Funny’ to be displayed from 3/14 – 5/1, in Pawtucket, RI. The 24th Annual Gullah Celebration invited Jan to exhibit 5 of her works at the Art Center of Coastal Carolina, Art League of Hilton Head Gallery, from 1/30-2/28, on Hilton Head, S.C. This Festival is listed as a ‘Must See’ event in the Top 10 happenings in the Low Country.

Notable Awards

Jan has won numerous national awards, participating in more than 500 exhibitions, including:

  • Silver Medal, Red River Watercolor Society, Fargo, ND

  • Windsor Newton Painting Award, Alaska Watercolor Society

  • Jack Richardson Award, Watercolor Society of Alabama

  • Award of Excellence Award, Spokane Watercolor Society, Spokane, WA

  • First Place: Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA; American Plains Artists 18th Annual Juried Exhibit, Odessa, TX; Viewpoints, Atlanta, Artists Center Grandview Gallery, Atlanta, GA;

  • Peoples Choice: Art League of Hilton Head, SC; South Cobb Arts Alliance, Mableton, GA; Artist Guild of Northwest GA, Cartersville, GA

Recent Exhibitions

  • Red River Watercolor 27th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Heritage Hjemkomst Center, Morehead, MN

  • ‘Anything Goes’, Art League of Hilton Head Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC

  • 24th Annual Gullah Celebration, Hilton Head Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC

  • Old Court House Art Gallery, Woodstock, IL ”Real People”

  • Valley Art Association 78th Annual Exhibition, Old Lyme, CT

  • ‘Artists Who Teach’ National Juried Exhibition, Ellington-White Gallery, Fayetteville, NC

  • Spokane Watercolor Society National Juried Show, Spokane WA

  • Rhode Island Watercolor Society Member Show, Pawtucket, RI

  • The Artists of Northwest Arkansas, ‘Celebration of Art’, Ventures Gallery, Fayetteville, AK