Former Firnew Artist: Jan Settle

My desire is to use pigments and surfaces to project my impressions of nature, patterns, whimsy.  The sweetness, the sadness, the sun and shadow, the light and darker edges – the beautiful, the ordinary.  I paint to tell my story, to soothe my soul, to share my perceptions of the world.  I paint with acrylics, pastels & watercolors.  Animals & landscapes are my favorite subjects.

I teach others to paint in workshops so they can experience the same freedom I feel and to give them a chance to be spontaneous and have fun.  Teaching has opened another level of creative experience for me.  I have found that the more I share with others, the greater my skill level has become.  My techniques are expanding and  I’m taking more chances.  I’m pleased with the results.  I feel I have much more to learn and so much more to share.  I am eager to do both!

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