Jan believes that anyone can paint, as long as it comes from the heart. After boldly deciding to pick up a brush without formal instruction or an art degree, Jan discovered she had a new passion—painting! Since 2008 she has engaged with local art classes, and enjoys painting waterscapes, landscapes, and occasionally abstract works of art. Jan paints with intention, and includes colors that are calming and reflective to benefit the individual. She loves to, “go big,” and often paints large-scale paintings on wood rather than stretched canvas. Often she paints for local causes, or auctions her paintings off for community events. She has participated in several shows in Rhode Island and Connecticut. Her aim is to use art as therapy, to benefit both herself and those who view her work.