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Jan Moore - Biography
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!
 
Artist's Statement 

      "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 mainly works with one  palette knife, 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; at "Morovino's" in Avila Beach California (one month in the summer), 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 are uploaded regularly.   Her most recent paintings will be uploaded in early September, 2013.  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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