Talented watercolor artist, Jan Landrum, opens her month long show, “As I See It”, on June 5th. Jan uses a variety of subject matter, seascapes, florals, landscapes, lighthouses and portraits in her unique pieces. She creates with ease, especially when she, “lets it all happen”, with waves crashing against the shore in her beautiful seascapes.
Her latest love is portraiture. She developed a penchant for art at an early age and began sketching people whenever she could. She now meets weekly with the Figure 8’s group where the artists paint from a live model. Last month several of her pieces were in the Figure 8’s show. Her love of art continued. As an adult she began with oils and now works almost exclusively in watercolor. Jan was an original artist in the Gallery of Local Arts, in Florence during the 70’s.
For relaxation, Jan escapes to her studio, a retrofitted Fifth Wheel situated in the midst of her inspirational forest and garden where she can turn up her favorite music and lose herself in creativity. Being a member of the Rhododendron Society, the Garden Club, and an active gardener, its no wonder her studio sits in such an idyllic locale. She is a member of Susan Weather’s watercolor class where she continues to hone her skills. There and with her membership in Backstreet Gallery offers her the opportunity to be inspired by and learn from her fellow artists. “I love the friendliness of working with other artists.” Active in her church and as a co-founder of the Alzheimer Respite Center, a day facility manned by volunteers, fulfills her compassionate side.
Jan’s Granddaughter-in-law, Mary Beers, is also a member in Backstreet Gallery where she shows her unique beaded jewelry. Mary is the mother of two of Jan’s three great grandchildren. Having her great grandchildren here in Florence brings her great joy.
Join Jan on June 9th, 3-5 PM to learn more about her art.