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Jan Ross

Jan Ross Watercolor Artist

Jan has been creating art since the time she could hold a crayon, however her formal arts education began at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. She continued her studies while living/traveling in Europe for 6 years, as well as ongoing education through workshops with some of America’ s top watercolor instructors.
These include: M. Stephen Doherty, Editor in Chief, American Artist Magazine, Jan Kunz, Judi Betts, Jim Kosvanec, Gerald Brommer, Joseph Bohler, Joseph Fettingis, Mel Stabin, Betty Carr, John Salminen, Arne Westerman, Mary Whyte, Jack Shields, and Gary Curtis.
The Georgia Watercolor Society, The Missouri Watercolor Society , Western Colorado
Watercolor Society, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Alabama,
Alaska Watercolor Society and North East Watercolor Society, have awarded her
“Signature Membership”, their highest credential for achievement in watercolors. She
also received her “Member of Excellence” the credential of highest ranking with the
Atlanta Artists Center, the largest art organization in the Southeastern USA, in 2005. Her
award-winning watercolors been accepted in more than 450 Local, Regional, National
and International Juried Competitions, as well as numerous one- woman and invitational
Numerous local and national publications have featured Jan’ s work. Most notably the watercolor painting, “On the Bit,” appeared on the cover of the International Magazine, “The Chronicle of the Horse” and the Missouri Watercolor Society’s International “Watercolor Studio” magazine. In 2008, Cobb County Commissioners and Board of Education is including her watercolor painting, “Baba, Afghani Elder” in a book celebrating top artists in Cobb County , for their 175th Anniversary.
Jan continuously s trives to capture the ‘spirit’ of people, the ess ence of a place and the many textures of things around her. Having traveled to 28 foreign countries, this Ohio native has been fortunate to have an endless supply of subject matter . Her work is included in collections across the USA and Europe.
For more information and examples of Jan’s work, please visit her website: