Jan was born in MI, and currently resides in Daytona Beach,FL. In between earned degrees in Fine Art, Art History and Education from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. Jan taught elementary school in a Chicago suburb for 20 years, retiring to return to her passion of making art. As a teacher, she had the expertise in the teaching writing and learned to listen for and develop authenticity of voice in writing. When Jan re-entered the art world, she sought first to practice her skills and next to find her own voice.
Jan developed a style that she calls “Dreamscapes.” "I believe because the voice that I have found is authentic, the art work I produce engages and speaks to the viewer." - Jan Jackson As when a child, I love to build. I built with stones, I constructed with cards and arranged with fabric or sticks. Thus my most resent interest in constructing with bone. I find I can make political and social commentary best with bone (chicken, lamb, deer, even a fossilized iguana). At the same time, I continue to work in pastel on black paper, either black pastel paper or stained black sand paper. Her art is located in her gallery that is located inside Arts On Granada and she was a featured artist in the front gallery in March 2016.
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