Jan is a self-taught artist who began painting while staying at home with her three boys. An eclectic artist, she can paint in both a realistic or impressionistic style. Her varied subject matter includes landscapes, florals, wildlife and portraits. Jan’s work is shown in galleries in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Jan was the Region 3 winner in the 2005 “Arts for the Parks” competition. In 2006, she had three different paintings accepted in the “Top 200” and one in the “Top 100 Miniatures” in the Arts for the Parks competition. She was also named as a finalist in International Artist magazine’s “Favorite Subject Contest” with a painting of peregrine falcon on a twisted tree branch. Jan currently resides and teaches in central Wisconsin.