"I love that moment when I finish a piece of work, and those goose bump chills run through me to say it's right; and when a person passing by, calls someone to tell them about the painting I just finished. When a painting reaches out and touches you emotionally and another stroke might change your joy, the painting is done. I've learned that when you feel it's "right" stop painting. Less than perfect usually makes a great impressionistic painting." --Jan
Jan is a plein air and studio artist who paints original fine art in varied styles of impressionism. She paints beautiful landscapes, and all other positive subjects in life, including imaginative abstract works of art. She works with all mediums, for private and commercial clients.
Jan's Statement of Purpose . . . for Art by Jan Moore
Work each day with a healthy mind, body and soul, centered well with thoughtful, kind regard for all. Paint lasting images of the peaceful joy that surrounds us. Pass on a legacy of all things good. Inspire others to live by graceful faith, and a nurturing heart. Help people to live free without fear or infringements on others. Be worthy to live again tomorrow, in harmony with the world. Be a good human, who aspires to create meaningful works of art, in this quarter of life.
On November 1, 2010, Jan completed this website, and her passion for art began anew. Her early works are now on display. She welcomes you to visit often and witness her journey to master the arts in her lifetime. Feel free to contact Jan if you would like to commission a work of art. Thank you for your support.
The artist, Janice Kay Moore, was born and grew up in Delano California. During Jan's school years, many activities around Delano influenced her natural talents in fine art. Her parents and grandparents had green thumbs for growing beautiful, large floral and vegetable gardens. Having these inspirations to draw from, her youthful talents excelled.
Jan's family greatly inspired her christian faith and artistic observations throughout her life. She has many memories of these loving-kind-people, gathered around tables of food-- always laughing, singing, playing games and having fun with very little money. She paints to capture those memories on canvas, in addition to all the simple beauty that has surrounded her all the years of her life.
In high school, Jan studied all mediums of fine art under an outstanding artist, Claire Hoster, who demonstrated and painted beautiful abstract images throughout Jan's four years at Delano High School. Jan continued her major in Art at Cal State University, Bakersfield, where she worked for 27 years in the Credentials and Graduate Studies Office of the School of Education . After nearly a lifetime of living "the great American dream" (including hard work, raising a loving family, and all the typical ups and downs), Jan and her husband are now retired from CSUB and living in Pismo Beach, California. Jan is painting again, with much joy!
"My husband, two daughters and four grandchildren will be the focus of my life untill the day I die. Without changing my focus and by the grace of God, I hope to master the arts in my lifetime. I hope to capture, on canvas, all the wonderful things in life we have to share. May these paintings and photographs inspire all ages and cultures of people to focus on their families, their surroundings and their opportunities to experience "the good life." --Jan
Comments About Art by Jan Moore
Jan works with all mediums of art. Her unique style of painting varies between abstract imagery and impressionism. She paints with colors ranging from soft pastels to deep, vibrant contrasts and tones. Her paintings are known for their soft, calming compositions, and the reflective lights created by her rhythmic strokes. She loves to work with palette knives and finger painting.
Art Exhibitions You may find Jan's works on display in the "Art About Town in San Luis Obispo" during the summer months and at the "Whish Day Spa" in the beautiful San Luis Bay Inn, Avila Beach. In May and June, 2012, in South Lake Tahoe California, Jan met André Peter Darvas, an outstanding international painter. He arranged for Jan to paint as the "featured artist" in his gallery at the Ski Run Marina Shops. Jan paints in different community activities, during annual treks with her husband to Las Vegas Nevada, Lake Havasu or Sedona Arizona, and South Lake Tahoe, California. In the summers, Jan paints en plein air with the "Thursday Painters Group" of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. Jan and her husband take one special trip a year to a new destination within the USA or Europe. In January, 2013, they traveled with friends to Paris France; London and Sutton Underwhitestonecliffe England; Rome and Venice Italy. Many of the digital images she made from this European trip are on display in her works galleries. Please come back often to see Jan's latest works of art. Photographs and paintings are uploaded regularly. Thank you for your support! Professional Affiliations
Art Galleries and Guilds FineArtStudioOnline.com (FASO member artist) FineArtAmerica.com (FAA member artist) Havasu Art Guild, Lake Havasu AZ, (member artist) San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, SLO California (member artist)
Splendorfineart.com (member artist August 1-31, 2012) Tahoe Art League, Lake Tahoe California (member artist)
Art Classes and Workshops by Outstanding Artists Workshops André Peter Darvas, Artist (painter and gallery curator, S. Lake Tahoe, CA) Greg La Rock, Artist (plein air oil painter, Laguna Beach, CA)
Jeanette Le Grue, Artist (plein air oil classes and painter, Tomales, CA)
Ken Christensen, Artist (french Fauve watercolor classes and painter, Avila Beach, CA)
Xenia Madison, Artist (contemporary studio classes and painter, Arroyo Grande, CA)
Cal State University, Bakersfield
Ted Kersie, Artist, Professor of Art (oil/acrylic classes)
Mike Hively, Artist, Professor of Art (photography classes)
George Ketterel, Artist, Professor of Art (sculpture classes)
(Jan was an Art and Business major at CSUB)
Delano Joint Union High School, Delano CA
Claire Hoster, Artist, Teacher (all mediums of Art)
Jan attended watercolor classes her full freshman year; and art classes (all mediums) every day for 4 years.
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