Born in Akron Ohio Jan made her way to California then to Arizona and now back to California. Along the way, she married Ghent and raised six daughters.
She is a self-taught artist, beginning at age six. By the time she was in high school, Jan was winning awards with her paintings of Yosemite National Park. A very versatile and creative woman, Jan has taught painting. She also knits, crochets, and quilts exquisite bedspreads.
After raising her children, she dedicated herself to painting seriously again in 1990, and it consumes her days. Jan’s favorite medium is oils, and she loves to paint anything and everything, especially children and animals. Florals (and certainly roses) are also a passion. A further example of her versatility is the fact that she has been commissioned to paint murals in private homes. Jan’s forte is painting animals and she often places them in the beautiful landscapes that surround her home. She has also found a new passion and inspiration…the Harley Davidson, which she paints and tours on with her husband.
Jan is a member of Fine Art America , Art Pal, Pomona Art Association and Inland Empire Association.