Jan is a mixed media and fiber artist who lives in Austin Texas. She previously lived in the Southwest for over 30 years. She has worked in various mediums over the 30 years as an artist. She has apprenticed under Phil Lauer to learn Cloisonné enameling and Helene Rumpel to learn fine art stitchery. She has taken various painting workshops and classes from oils to mixed media and sculpture from clay to wood to casting. She enjoys the tactile beauty of nature so her mixed media art that she currently works on reflects that.
For me creating art is something I have to do. I feel we all need more beauty in our lives so that is part of if for me-to create beauty for people to be inspired by. Something that speaks to a person to give them peace and calm in their lives in a world that is so busy running here and there with crazy schedules and deadlines. So when they get home to their santurary it should be a place of rest and calm and inspiration. I love to create pieces that would do that to a space. Using non-traditional materials like texture paste, metallic paints with patina, art papers, ink, acrylic paints, foil, found objects and more I put together mixed media creations on gallery wrapped canvases that are nature inspired abstracts with a sense of mystery. Rich colors and metallics and textures are incorporated into these paintings. Check out my work!