Continually searching her artistic potential, Jan is always pleasantly surprised when her works intrigue others. "If my paintings nudge an emotion, I consider them a success."
Always creative, Jan started painting with oils as a youngster while living on the Canadian Prairies, and this medium will always have a place in her heart. Travel, a Nursing career, marriage & children became her priorities until retirement to BC where she has rediscovered her love of painting. She has now conclusively established that best achieves her impressionistic landscapes by using large canvasses, flat brushes, and vibrant acrylics.
Jan is a member of the Peachland Art Group and has been privileged to have three of her paintings selected as Patrons' Choice at various annual Peachland Art Group Show and Sale events. Recently invited to join the Brushstrokes Art Group and the BC Artists Guild, painting is now part of her daily routine. "Being a Member of these Groups stimulates every one of us to greater efforts and a more enthusiastic and creative behaviour. We're each other's biggest fans!"
Self-taught, Jan enjoys acquiring new skills through Workshops, keeping her art. continually evolving. Her works can be seen across Canada in private collections and an occasional Gallery exhibition.