Born in Edson, Alberta, and raised in Edson, Alberta and
Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Jan completed an Elementary
Education degree at the University of Victoria.
Her first foray into sculpting was with a grade five class in
the early years of her teaching career. This experience
stayed with her through the years. After retiring from
teaching she had the time to explore her artistic yearnings.
Her desire to sculpt stone was rekindled and knew
she had found her medium. Jan has a studio at home.
Sculpture Symposium Show Vernon:
Art gallery, Vernon, B.C: Students Works: July 4 -25th,
Art Walk Winfield, B.C : Deborah Wilson Sculpture Group : Sept. 6 &7th 2003
Impressions: Painters & Sculptors Art Show & Sale: Kelowna, B.C. Nov. 5th & 6th, 2004
Impressions: Painters & Sculptors Art Show & Sale Kelowna, B.C. Nov. 25th & 26th, 2005
Tutt Street Gallery Kelowna, B.C Christmas Show Dec. 1st, 2005
Quails’ Gate Estate Winery Kelowna, B.C Romance of Art, Wine & Food: Dec.12th, 2005
Sculptors in Progress Studio, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna B.C. January and February
Tutt Art Galleries, Kelowna, B.C. Christmas Show Nov. 30th, 2006
Tutt Art Galleries, Kelowna, B.C.
I am influenced by Mother Nature’s ability to create an
abundance of sculpture in our world, often recreating
works of art on a daily basis. I am intrigued with shape
and form in art, particularly in sculpture, appreciating the
fluidity of line and the grace of movement it can create.
This is a driving force for me when sculpting. I strive to
evoke an emotion from the stone’s essence, feeling my
way with my hands and my eyes. I attempt to honour the
stone’s ethereal beauty of colour, texture and translucency.
I believe every sculpture I create is a gift from
mother earth. While sculpting, I often feel guided by an
inner source. I have a great appreciation for art in all
forms and mediums, as it nourishes my spirit.