In Jan's more than thirty years as an art instructor and professional painter, she continues her exploring and experimentation with a wide variety of artistic mediums. Her accomplishments in the art arena are many, working in commercial art, teaching in public schools, and teaching international workshops and a wide variety of art classes. Her studies include the Kansas City Art Institute (Kansas City, Missouri), a B.A. degree at Western State College (Gunnison, Colorado), and ongoing lifetime of workshops and seminars in the arts. Jan's main focus revolves around layered and experimental art.