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Angkor Was, Cambodia
20 x 16"
oil on canvas
The striking effect of light on objects is the primary motivation for Jan's work. When painting a still life or portrait in her studio, she is able to control light through the windows to achieve the desired "light effect" that is her objective. When painting the splendor of the landscape, she prefers painting en plein-air. She believes that painting outside in the early morning or at the end of the day enables one to capture the strongest light effects and dramatic atmosphere. Many of her oil paintings are inspired by the Vermont landscape, where she lives, and she also travels to paint, always carrying a sketch pad. Jan's classical oil painting instruction includes studying with the internationally known painter, Frank Mason (American, b.1922), who taught over 50 years at the Art Students League in NYC. His teacher, Frank Dumond, was a principal painter at the Lyme Art Colony, early in the 20th century. From this training, she learned not only the techniques of classical oil painting, but also the value of the materials used in oil painting.
Education & Employment

1993 - present: Professional Painter
2002 :
Florence Academy of Fine Art - Florence, Italy
1989 - 1999 : Student of Frank Mason (Arts Students League)
1986 - 1991: Student of Bill Darling & school of classical oil painting,
1974 - 1986 : Weaver, designer & manufacturer of handwoven clothing,
1972 : BA Hartwick College


National & International Juried Exhibits

Oil Painters of America Salon Show - Petoskey, MI
Nordica Gallery - Kunming, China
National Arts Club - New York, NY
Lyme Academy of Fine Arts - Old Lyme, CT
Berkshire Art Assoc. National Exhibition, The Berkshire Museum - Pittsfield, MA
Canton Artists’ Guild National Exhibition - Canton, CT
Monson Arts Council National Annual Exhibition - Monson, MA
T.W. Wood Art Gallery, National Stll Life Exhibition - Montpelier, VT
Southern Vermont Arts Center National Exhibitions - Manchester, VT


    Statewide & Regional Exhibits

Guild of Boston Artists, 2016 Regional Juried Exhibition - Newberry St., Boston, MA
"Inspired by Nature" The Nature Conservancy,
Bennington Center for the Arts & Bryan Memorial Gallery - Vermont
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum - Vergennes, VT
The Guild of Boston Artists, New England Competition - Boston, MA
Basin Harbor Club Artist residency - Shelburne, VT
Shelburne Farms Annual Summer Exhibition - Shelburne, VT
Art in the Round Barn - Waitsfield, VT
Barre Opera House Gallery - Barre, VT
“Vermont & It’s Natural Resources” Vermont Law School - So. Royalton, VT
“Land & Light Invitational” Mary Bryan Gallery - Jeffersonville, VT
Wood Art Gallery - Montpelier, VT
Arts Alive Gallery, One Main - Burlington, VT
“Art on the Mountain” Annual Shows - Haystack, VT
Helen Day Art Center - Stowe, VT


    One Person Shows

2016 L'Association des Amis de Turenne -Turenne France
Southern Vermont Art Center - Manchester, VT
The Vermont State House - Montpelier,VT
Artisan’s Gallery - Waitsfield, VT
Corneleus Ayer Wood Gallery - Concord, MA
Govenor’s Offices, State of Vermont - Montpelier,VT
KPMG Peat Marwick, Corp. Headquarters - Burlington, VT
Barre Opera House - Barre, VT



Salmagundi Club, New York, Juried artist member
Oil Painters of America, Juried artist member


    Corporate Collections

University of Vermont, Fleming Museum - Burlington, VT
Ben &Jerry’s, Executive Offices - Burlington, VT
Cabot Creamery, Executive Offices - Montpelier, VT
Manchester Capital Management - Manchester, VT
Frog Hollow Permanent Collection - Middlebury, VT


        Salmagundi Club, New York (Juried, artist member)
Oil Painters of America (Juried, artist member)
Vermont Council on the Arts -Vermont
Southern Vermont Art Center -Manchester, VT
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club -New York, NY
Bryan memorial Gallery - Jeffersonville, VT