Jan's love of drawing was started as a child. During that time her love for nature developed through the many camping trips she took with family in the forrested land of Minnesota. She is drawn to the vast subject matter that nature provides. Since childhood she has traveled through many regions of the United States and found a new home in Arizona where trails and mountains abound. She continues to travel, gathering beautiful subject matter during each trip.
Jan has taken many workshops and classes since young adulthood. She's attended classes in classical art at the Atelier in Minneapolis and Scottsdale Artist's School. She taught art in pulic education. She believes art is a lifelong learning process and continues to study the painting process through various sources.