Jan Blencowe - Fine Artist

Jan Blencowe

Clinton, CT - United States








Jan Blencowe

Clinton, CT - United States

Jan Blencowe - Fine Artist

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About Jan Blencowe

Jan Blencowe | Clinton, Connecticut USA

Practically born with a crayon in her hand, Jan Blencowe considers visual art her first language. She has been drawing and painting for as long as she has been talking. Her formal training began in New York in high school, all the basics coupled with an unusual beginning at a young age painting in the abstract expressionist style. The fine art program at Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ followed where she received a BFA, magna cum laude, in 1984 with concentrations in painting, color and art history. Her college years also included an internship at the Montclair Museum, Montclair, NJ.

Her most artistically significant continuing study is engaging in painting en situ, outdoors on location learning under the care, nurture and guidance of the greatest, most profound mentor, Mother Nature.

Blencowe’s creative goals include continuing the path forged by the great American landscape painters who so seamlessly merged the grand but temporal beauties of nature and the sublime spirituality present in every living thing. Her passion for connection continues to lead her into the ever evolving world of the internet and social media as a conduit for bringing together artists and art lovers all over the globe.

Select Shows, Awards and Honors

•Two paintings on display in the American Embassy in Honduras as part of the US Department of State Art in Embassies Program.
•June/July 2009 Landscapes by the Hudson Valley Daily Painters Show, Montgomery Row, Rhinebeck, NY
•Represented the state of Connecticut in the Paint America Top 100 Landscape and Mini Top 50 competitions in both 2006 and 2008
•2008 Dune Drama juried into the New Britain Museum of American Art Show
•2008 Lyme Art Assoc. Summer Painting & Sculpture Exhibition, juried by David Leffel and Sherri McGraw
•2008 Connecticut Plein Air Painters Show Silo Gallery, juried by Gregory James Mullen, owner Gregory James Gallery, New Milford, CT
•2008 Gallery at 85 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT For the Love of Art-group show
•2008 Solo Show, Landscapes of Peace, Friends & Co. Madison, CT
•2007 Gallery at 85 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT
A Different View- group show
A Visual Edible Feast- group show
Treasures Great and Small- group show

•2007 Solo Show A Year at Hammonasset, Gallery at 85 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT

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After The Storm Juried Into Kent Art Assoc. Presidents Show

Clinton, CT - August 30th, 2010

The Kent Art Association President's Show is on display until September 6th.

Morning Stillness Juried Into Three Shows

Clinton, CT - August 30th, 2010

I'm pleased to announce that Morning Stillness was juried into the Madison Art Society Annual Juried Show, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Art Juried Show and the Kent Art Association President's Show this summer, 2010.

Jan Blencowes New Book Painting Nature

Clinton, CT - November 23rd, 2008

I am happy to announce that my new book, Painting Nature is now available just in time for Holiday gift giving! This beautiful 'coffee table" book features thirty-one luminous landscapes for you to enjoy. The hard cover edition has two additional paintings and inspirational text on the glossy dust jacket. A soft cover edition is also available. I already have my proof copy and can't tell you how pleased I am with the richness of the color reproductions, the beautiful paper and print quality. Use the website link to see a 15 page preview of the book and to purchase. Enjoy! www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/414603

Selected For The PaintAmerica MiniTop50

Clinton, CT - April 3rd, 2008

The 2007 PaintAmerica MiniTop50 Competition has selected my painting reflections in the Marsh to represent the state of Connecticut in it's exhibit this year. This exhibit features one mini size painting representing every state in the union. The collection is touring the country for the next year.

Jan Blencowe Receives First Place Award

Clinton, CT - April 29th, 2007

Jan Blencowe's painting "Backlit Trees" was awarded First Place in the Madison Art Socities 32nd annual state wide juried art exhibition. The piece is one of her daily paintings featured on her popular blog The Painting a Day Project.