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Welcome to my world of art, the things I've seen and the places I've experienced. I am an artist, living on the central coast of California, who enjoys painting and photography. I retired from California State University, Bakersfield, in 2001, after 27 years of service. My husband and I began traveling in 2003, and I began my career in the arts on November 1, 2010. I have spent the last few years developing my style; taking workshops under a few outstanding plein air artists; and continuing to visualize great scenes for painting. My husband, two daughters and four grandchildren will be the focus of my life until the day I die. By this focus and the grace of God, I hope to master the arts in my lifetime. I hope to inspire all ages and cultures of people to focus on their families, their surroundings and their opportunities to experience 'the good life.'
I enjoy working with all mediums (oil, acrylic, pastels, watercolor). I mainly work with one or two palette knives and finger painting. I love using soft edges and pastel colors next to deep rich contrastive tones. My paintings have been described as calming. It seems that is my signature style (soft calming colors painted with abstract, impressionistic and rhythmic strokes). I hope you enjoy my work and will leave comments. Feel free to contact me, if you would like to commission a special work of art. Upon your request, I can post black and white images of any works you see here. For a short time, you will see more photographs posted than original paintings. Take a look often to see my latest works. Photographs are uploaded regularly. My most recent paintings will be uploaded in early September for 2013. Thank you for viewing my works! -- Jan
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