Jan has been painting since childhood, attending various Art Colleges part-time from the age of fourteen, using oils and pastels. She then spent 3 years studying art full-time as part of a teaching course, using oils and textiles.
About 20 years ago Jan began painting in watercolours and acrylics and for the last 9 years has also painted on silk.
Jan is an Adult Education tutor in Watercolour, Acrylic and Silk Painting and also runs workshops at her studio in Steeple Claydon in Buckinghamshire.
As well as the Buckinghamshire Art Society, Jan is also a member of the Winslow & District Art Society, Buckingham Art for All, the Milton Keynes Society of Artists and the Visual Images Group. She exhibits regularly throughout the year and her commissions include private houses, gardens, horses, flowers and steam trains.