9 x 12"
oil on linen on panel
The influence of brilliant teachers has been monumental in my development as an artist. I travel to paint and the experience of observing a masterful painting has been a critical factor in my development as a painter. I study great masters such as, Carravaggio, 17th Century Dutch masters, 19th Century French academicians, Inness, Sargent, Homer and others. My classical painting instruction began 20 years ago when I was directed to a class taught by a former monitor of the Frank Mason class, Bill Darling. A few years later, I had the great fortune to study with the internationally known painter, Frank Mason (American, b.1922) who has taught 50 years at the Art Students League in New York. His teacher, Frank Vincent Dumond, was a principal painter at the Lyme Art Colony, Lyme, Connecticut, early in the last century. The influence of these brilliant painters and teachers has been so monumental in my development as an artist, that it is hard to imagine that it could have happened any other way.
I am compelled to try and represent the
beauty I see in the world.
Most of Jan’s works are inspired
by the Vermont landscape, where she resides. She also travels to paint
and study masters’ paintings. View her scenes of Ireland, Italy
and France on this website.