Janice (Jan) Jackson is a retired grandmother of six who is enjoying her "second act" as the artist she always wanted to be! She works almost exclusively in soft pastels, painting landscapes and pet portraits. Jan's work has been juried into many shows, including the 2014 North Carolina Statewide Pastel Exhibition. She has received a number of awards for her landscapes. Jan is a former member of Full Circle Arts, Foothills Painters, Uni4 Artists, and a current member of the Appalachian Pastel Society.
Since early childhood, I have loved to draw. As time passed, I began to appreciate the beauty of color and light all around me. As an adult I experienced many starts and stops at trying to create art. A few years ago, I was introduced to the joy of working with soft pastels, and never looked back. Painting the landscapes in pastels allows me to combine my love of drawing with my appreciation of light, shadow and color. I hope this love is evident to the viewer!