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Art Exhibit: Jan Thoreen Lewis
Dec 3, 2021 | 10:00 am - Dec 31, 2021 | 6:00 pm
Jan is an award-winning oil and watercolor painter as well as an author. Jan and her husband Dave moved to Cortez from Buena Vista 2 1/2 years ago. She brought with her a love of big skies, nature’s drama, saturated colors, and jaw-dropping moments in nature and life. Stop by the library to see her work through the end of December.
Jan began her artistic career studying graphic design in college in Southern California and added fine art a few years later. In her 2021 book Fire in the Sky – An Artist’s Love Affair with Colorado, she celebrates her painting career and life in Buena Vista, Co where she moved as a young woman, married, raised her family, built a farm, and celebrated the beauty of life in the Arkansas River Valley in her art.
A few years ago, Jan added oils to her studio practice and is now passionate about the possibilities they offer as she paints the grandeur of Southwest Colorado.
She says, “It’s exciting to move to a new area where both the people and the landscapes are all to be discovered and enjoyed with fresh eyes. What a thrill to find such delight in both!”
The article published about her recently in the Cortez Journal was an introduction for local readers to both her art and life in her new home. Visit janthoreenlewis.com for more.