Jan has a unique vision of the world that encourages her to create designs that capitalize on color and energy and convey a sense of possibility. She incorporates this vision into her textile designs and projects a positive and uplifting experience for those who connect with her high-energy work. Creating with fabric by manipulating, dyeing, stamping, designing, cutting, sewing and embellishing it is her medium of self-expression.
Jan’s designs encompass a variety of themes. She hand-dyes cotton fabric and details and texturizes each art quilt with rayon thread painting and free-motion embroidery.
She enjoys working in abstract designs, which allow her to incorporate color, form and motion. Additionally, her representational work reflects, in part, her love of the west and a lifelong love of animals. The everyday sights of horses, ranches, cowboys, cattle and the sagebrush-covered acres are a tremendous influence. Her representational images blend the feeling of the west with fantastic color and dramatic design. These colors are vivid, bold and positive; always expressing her premise that art should be fun.