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Chantal_s_evening
Chantal's Evening, 2008 Acrylic 20x20 © jan blencowe
Landscape_echoes_11
Landscape Echoes 11, 2008 Acrylic 11x14 © jan blencowe
Landscape_echoes_9
Landscape Echoes 9, 2008 Acrylic 16x20 © jan blencowe
Lost_in_light
Lost in Light, 2008 Acrylic 20x30 © jan blencowe
Dune_drama
Dune Drama, 2008 Acrylic 20x30 © jan blencowe
Marsh_at_sunset
Marsh at Sunset, 2008 Acrylic 20x30 © jan blencowe
Landscape_echoes_3
Landscape Echoes 3, 2008 Acrylic 10x12 © jan blencowe
View_from_st_marys
View from St. Mary's, 2008 Acrylic 20x30 © jan blencowe
Poppy_medley
Poppy Medley, 2008 Acrylic 20x30 © jan blencowe
Trees1
Trees no.1 Autumn, 2008 Acrylic 20x30 © jan blencowe
Overlooking_the_dunes
Overlooking the Dunes, 2008 Acrylic 18x18 © jan blencowe
Overlooking_the_marsh
Overlooking the Marsh, 2008 Acrylic 18x18 © jan blencowe
Landscape_echoes_6
Landscape Echoe 6, 2008 Acrylic 11x14 © jan blencowe
Digi_echoes_13
Winter Echo, 2008 Digital © jan blencowe
Poppies_in_summer
Poppies in Summer, 2008 Acrylic 20x24 © jan blencowe
Misty_morning
Misty Morning, 2007 Oil 6x8 © jan blencowe
Scarlet_poppies
Scarlet Poppies, 200 Acrylic 6x8
Cowscomehome
Cows Come Home, 2007 Oil 6x8 © jan blencowe
Afterglow
After Glow, 2008 Acrylic 10x10 in © jan blencowe
Cedar_by_the_bay
Cedar by the Bay, 2007 Oil 9x12 © jan blencowe
Landscape_echoes_9
Landscape Echoes 9, 2008 Acrylic 20x16 © jan blencowe
River_sunset
River Sunset, 2008 Acrylic 16x20 © jan blencowe
Solitary
Solitary, 2008 Acrylic 11x14 © jan blencowe
Landscape_echoes_15
Landscape Echoes 15, 2008 Acrylic 11x14 © jan blencowe
Landscape_echoes_16
Landscape Echoes 16, 2008 Acrylic 11x14 © jan blencowe
Eveninglight
Evening Light, 2009 Acrylic 16x20 © jan blencowe
Moonglow
Moon Glow, 2009 Acrylic 16x20 © jan blencowe
Gretchen_catskill_sunset
Catskill Sunset, 2009 Watercolor,pastel 10.5 X 14 © Gretchen Kelly 2009
Hudsonrivermorning
Hudson River Morning, 2009 Encaustic 9x12 © Jan Blencowe 2009
Hudsonriverlight
Hudson River Light, 2009 Encaustic 9x12 © Jan Blencowe 2009
Calmandstorm
Calm and Storm, 2009 Acrylic 20x30 © Janblencowe 2009
Vanderbiltview
Vanderbilt View, 2009 Acrylic 14x18 © Jan Blencowe 2009
Stormking
Storm King, 2009 Encaustic 9x12 © Jan Blencowe 2009
Boscobelspring
Boscobel Spring, 2009 Acrylic on Linen 16x20 © Jan Blencowe 2009
Boscobelview
Boscobel View, 2009 Acrylic on Linen 14x18 © Jan Blencowe 2009
Hudsonriverlight
Hudson River Light, 2009 Encaustic on Panel 9x12 © Jan Blencowe 2009
Hudsonrivermorning
Hudson River Morning, 2009 Encaustic on Panel 9x12 © Jan Blencowe 2009
Cleremontmorning
Clermont Morning, 2009 Acrylic on Linen 10x10 © Jan Blencowe 2009
Hudsonriversunset
Hudson River Sunset, 2009 Acrylic on Panel 6x6 © Jan Blencowe 2009
Lilactimeatclermont
Lilac Time at Clermont, 2009 Acrylic on Linen 14x18 © Jan Blencowe 2009
Sailingonthehudson
Sailing on the Hudson, 2009 Encaustic on Panel 9x12 © Jan Blencowe 2009
Stormking
Storm King, 2009 Encaustic on Panel 9x12 © Jan Blencowe 2009
Waterfall
Waterfall, 2009 Acrylic on Linen 10x10 © Jan Blencowe 2009
Coldspringmorning
Cold Spring Morning, 2009 Acrylic on Linen 20x24 © Jan Blencowe 2009
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Brooklyn
Birth year
1962
Lives in
Connecticut
Works in
Connecticut
Schools
Caldwell College, 1984, BFA
Representing galleries
Banks Fine Art, Sheila Fine Art, The Black Sheep Gallery, Gallery One
Tags
impressionism, tonalism, plein-air, marsh, new, England, connecticut, realism, landscape, traditional, digital, abstract
Statement

 

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 www.janblencowe.com and at her daily blog www.thepaintingadayproject.com

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

         Hartford    

2002 Honorable Mention Renaissance in Pastel National Exhibit, Slater

          Memorial Museum

 

Selected Exhibits:

 2008

         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:

Current:

Banks Fine Art

Dallas, TX

The Black Sheep Gallery

Gloucester, MA

Sheila Fine Art & Frame

West Chester, PA

Daily Painters Gallery

www.dailypainters.com

Art Guide Gallery

www.artguidegallery.com

 

 

Past:

The Gilded Lily, Milford, CT

The Brick Gallery Essex and Stonington CT

 

Publications:

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