Jan L. Davis
I love the colors and shapes of flowers. To me, they represent hope and optimism. In my paintings, flowers can be seen in vases and gardens with a variety of backgrounds. Some of the flowers are wind-blown, while others are surrounded by darkness. I have been inspired by the work of Emil Nolde, Charles Burchfield and Vincent Van Gogh. -- Jan L. Davis
I graduated from SUNY, New Paltz with a Masters of Science Degree in Art Education and taught in a public school district in Ulster County, New York for thirty-one years. During the summers I took courses at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. 

I have always painted. At SUNY, I learned to make large, expressive paintings as part of a Fine Arts education. In contrast, at the Fashion Institute, I was trained to paint in a very detailed and precise manner. Both influences can be seen in my work. I love the colors and shapes of flowers. To me, they represent hope and optimism. 

In my paintings, flowers can be seen in vases and gardens with a variety of backgrounds. Some of the flowers are wind-blown, while others are surrounded by darkness. I have been inspired by the work of Emil Nolde, Charles Burchfield and Vincent Van Gogh.

I have participated in outdoor shows at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York and had a one-woman show at the Pine Bush Arts Council.  For three years I have been a member of the Riverwinds Gallery store in Beacon, New York.