Jan Klassen

Jan-KlassenJan discovered the artist in her soul as an antidote to empty nest syndrome. Feeling a need to grow and not give in to aging she enrolled in a computer class at a local community college. Thinking that computer knowledge is necessary it is not however something that would be fun, she also enrolled in an art appreciation class. The instructor for this class believed that the only way to appreciate art is to try it. She therefore incorporated hands on projects of painting, drawing, clay work, collage etc. into the curriculum. Jan found that she really enjoyed painting. And a passion was found.

In the twenty years since, she has continued to take classes and grow in knowledge and inspiration.

Her favorite times are in classes at the Wichita Center for the Arts. The energy and support of the fellow classmates are a vital link to inspiration and creativity.

The Southwest landscape is what most often inspires this artist to paint. She finds that landscapes with no sign of habitation are what she enjoys most. The images are becoming more abstract but, nature is always evident.

Recently Jan participated in two shows in Taos, New Mexico and sold paintings in both shows. She participates in Shows with the Kansas Academy of Painters. And Other opportunities in the Wichita Area.

Jan is a Member of Gallery XII.  She appreciates the opportunity this provides to always have her paintings on display for the public to view.


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