Jan Vogtman
Jan Vogtman
Jan grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and moved to Idaho in 1985. She is inspired by rural landscapes, old farms, and aging buildings with "character.” She has taken workshops from well-known artists and in 1998 became interested in watercolor while taking classes at the University of Idaho. She joined Palouse Watercolor Socius (PWS) in 1999 and has participated in over 35 shows. Jan has been accepted into national juried shows as well as shows in the Pacific Northwest. She had her first solo exhibit of plein air paintings in 2013 and will have a solo show at The Center for Art and History in June 2018.

Memberships: Palouse Watercolor Socius ( PWS), Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS), Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA) and Signature Member of the Idaho Watercolor Society (IWS).

Artist Statement
As far back as I can remember I loved to draw. The necessity to "earn a living" led me to a career in international business for 22 years and later working for 21 years at the University of Idaho. Now, having left the workforce, I have time to pursue my passion.

I am inspired by light and shadow, the sky when a storm is brewing, trees, and the shapes of nature. Driving the rural roads of North Idaho, my eye catches images that I want to paint. When I paint, I try to capture my emotional connection and pass it on to the viewer.

Traditional and realistic best describe my work. I love detail, which is challenging with watercolor. But challenge is what I crave and enjoy … it forces me to learn.

When I discovered the joy of plein air painting about 10 years ago, my style changed. My plein air paintings are loose and fresh. Most of my plein air adventures include fellow artists. We are producing beautiful paintings and making wonderful memories that we will treasure forever.



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