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Jan Blencowe

  • Chantal_s_evening
  • Landscape_echoes_11
  • Landscape_echoes_9
  • Lost_in_light
  • Dune_drama
  • Marsh_at_sunset
  • Landscape_echoes_3
  • View_from_st_marys
  • Poppy_medley
  • Trees1
  • Overlooking_the_dunes
  • Overlooking_the_marsh
  • Landscape_echoes_6
  • Digi_echoes_13
  • Poppies_in_summer
  • Misty_morning
  • Scarlet_poppies
  • Cowscomehome
  • Afterglow
  • Cedar_by_the_bay
  • Landscape_echoes_9
  • River_sunset
  • Solitary
  • Landscape_echoes_15
  • Landscape_echoes_16
  • Eveninglight
  • Moonglow
  • Gretchen_catskill_sunset
  • Hudsonrivermorning
  • Hudsonriverlight
  • Calmandstorm
  • Vanderbiltview
  • Stormking
  • Boscobelspring
  • Boscobelview
  • Hudsonriverlight
  • Hudsonrivermorning
  • Cleremontmorning
  • Hudsonriversunset
  • Lilactimeatclermont
  • Sailingonthehudson
  • Stormking
  • Waterfall
  • Coldspringmorning



Birth year

Lives in

Works in


Caldwell College, 1984, BFA

Representing galleries
Banks Fine Art, Sheila Fine Art, The Black Sheep Gallery, Gallery One

digital, traditional, landscape, realism, connecticut, England, new, marsh, plein-air, tonalism, impressionism, abstract



Artist's Bio/Statement

Jan Blencowe helps people bring the beauty and serenity of the natural world and the joy of color into their homes and workspaces through her paintings. She paints the quiet beauty and diversity of nature in contemporary American Impressionist, tonalist and abstract styles. Whether working outdoors in all weather and season or in the studio, her paintings capture the rhythm and pulse of nature, with freshness and authenticity. Her paintings present the changing landscape, coastal scenes, gardens, rural scenes and marshes. Her abstract works bring the joy of color, pattern and texture to the viewer.

Her training and art education began early, continued through high school and includes a BFA from Caldwell College. Studying with Charles Sovek during several workshops has been a highlight of her continuing education.

Jan teaches classes and workshops, including an Internet Marketing Seminar for Artists. She is currently an exhibiting artist in the US Department of State Art in Embassies Program with two of her landscapes hanging in the US Embassy in Honduras. She is a member of the American Impressionist Society, the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society and a signature member of the American Society of Landscape Painters.  She has had works selected in the PaintAmerica Top 100 competition and the MiniTop50 category in both 2006 and 2007.

Jan is represented by galleries in CT, MA, PA and TX and her paintings are in private collections in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, Finland, Australia, Portugal and Brazil. She can be found on the web at and at her daily blog

Selected  Awards:

2008 Two paintings selected to hang in the US Embassy in Honduras

          through 2012 as part of the Art in Embassies Program

2008 Clinton Art Society 59th Summer Exhibition

          Jane Stannard Grannis Memorial Prize

2008 Tracy Art Center- pARTners in Art Show- Best in Show

2008 Paint America Competition - Marsh Reflections chosen to

         represent Conecticut in the MiniTop50 Collection currently

         touring the USA.

2007 First Place Madison Art Society annual juried show

2006 Paint America Top 100 Landscape Competition

         2 landscapes chosen to represent Connecticut and one landscape

         Chosen for the MiniTop50 category

2006 Hartford Fine Art, Connecticut Plein Air Painters Juried Show

2005 Mystic Art Association Regional Juried Show

2005 Mystic Art Association Juried Cabin Fever Show

2004 Connecticut Fine Artists Juried Show, Slater Memorial Museum

2003 Honorable Mention Essex Art Association Summer Juried Show

2003 Renaissance in Pastel National Exhibit, Club House Gallery, West


2002 Honorable Mention Renaissance in Pastel National Exhibit, Slater

          Memorial Museum


Selected Exhibits:


         New Britain Museum of American Art 39th Members Show

         Gallery One, Artists and Artisans:Small Works-group show

         Lyme Art Association Summer Painting and Sculpture Exhibition,

         Juried by David Leffel and Sherrie McGraw              

          Connecticut Plein Air Painters Show Silo Gallery at Hunt Hill Farm

         Juried by Gregory James Mullen, owner Gregory James Gallery

          Tracy Art Center Faculty Show

          Gallery at 85 Main Street, For the Love of Art-group show

          Friends & Co.- Landscapes of Peace - solo show

2007 Gallery at 85 Main Street, A Different View- group show

         Gallery at 85 Main Street, A Visual Edible Feast- group show

         Gallery at 85 Main Street, Treasures Great and Small- group show

2007 Scheld Farm Gallery- group show

2007 Gallery at 85 Main Street A Year at Hammonasset - solo show

2007 Face Arts Music Gallery Spring Fling: glorious paintings that

        Celebrate Spring, solo show        

2006 Tracy Art Center Recent New England Works: Jan Blencowe &

        Jay Folger

2006 The Art Bin, Madison, CT

2005 Solo Show Painting the Town, Liberty Bank

2005 Tracy Art Center Faculty Show

2005 Branford Art Studio Faculty Show

2005 Brick Gallery Featured Artist

2005 Hartford Fine Art, Connecticut Plein Air Painters Group Show

2005 Local Artists at Malone's

2003 Madison Town Hall Selected Artists Group Show


Professional Associations


Signature Member American Society of Landscape Painters

American Impressionist Society

Lyme Art Association

Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society

Elected Member: Madison Art Society, Essex Art Assoc.



Gallery Representation:


Banks Fine Art

Dallas, TX

The Black Sheep Gallery

Gloucester, MA

Sheila Fine Art & Frame

West Chester, PA

Daily Painters Gallery

Art Guide Gallery




The Gilded Lily, Milford, CT

The Brick Gallery Essex and Stonington CT



2008 Painting Nature by Jan Blencowe

2007 March 4th issue USA Weekend Magazine

2006 July/August issue of Domino Magazine

         August, 31st issue of the NY Times

         July 30th issue of the Lexington Herald-Leader






Recent Exhibits

Jan Blencowe participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2010 Contemporary Art Auction closes Sunday 6/20 at 9 pm EDT!
Jun, 2009 Landscapes by the Hudson Valley Daily Painters
Montgomery Row
Dec, 2008 Artists and Artisans: Small Works
Gallery One at the Clay House
Dec, 2008 Meet the Artist Holiday Open House
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