In Jan's more than thirty years as an art instructor and professional painter, she continues her exploring and experimentation with the mediums. Her accomplishments in the art arena are many, working in commercial art, teaching in public schools, and teaching international workshops and a wide variety of art classes. Her studies include the
Kansas City Art Institute (Kansas City, Missouri), a B.A. degree at Western State College (Gunnison, Colorado), and ongoing workshops and seminars in the arts. Jan's focus is on layered and experimental art.

"My artwork is a reflection of who I am. I work in a spontaneous manner until I have built up a surface on a support by texturing, layering papers, and painting, often repeating this process many times. The ability to bring the various ‘raw’ pieces and layers of materials into their final stages, within the whole of a painting... is 'accomplishment'... the exploration and experimentation of materials is like discovering a new world... transforming a mundane painting into work that is unique.”

You won’t want to miss this lively demonstration by the colorful (literally!) Ms. Sitts. Come early to find a good seat, vote for Painter of the Month and catch up on all the upcoming events. Entry forms for the Plein Air / Small Image Show will be available at the front desk.

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