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Artist's Statement


~ Creating art from nature & life for your home inspires my paintings, then . . .

~ Magic happens in my studio as I bring the subject matter to life on canvas or paper . . .

~ Telling Your story For You, and . . .

~ Your feelings about scenes you love find a voice you might not otherwise have - of joyful memories, inspiration, hope, peace, and wonder.

“As an artist, I only flirt with my subject matter, I don’t marry it."

Jan Thoreen Lewis 

                    About the Artist

Welcome!  Let me be Your guide to a beautiful, inspiring home . . .

I understand that you long to experience again and again the glorious moments in nature and life that take your breath away, and that's why I paint.  My passion is to capture powerful, moving, or memorable moments to life for you to enjoy and be inspired by every day.

Statement pieces for Your walls . . .

In many ways art is like magic - I create emotion out of pigment and brushes, and what was previously felt but unseen becomes visible.  

My award-winning art has been collected by art-lovers throughout the United States.  Whether through a commission or a piece that you find here in my online gallery, you can fill a unique space in your home or office with one of my paintings. Step in and look around – the magic is waiting for you!

How my journey to being Your art guide began . . .

As a 22 year-old graphic design student at Long Beach State University, I experienced my first taste of the unique medium of watercolor.  The mesmerizing interaction between water, pigment, and paper utterly captivated my senses and eventually became my primary way of sharing with passion my love of nature and beauty.  I added oils to my art repertoire in 2018, which greatly expanded my creative joy.

I grew up in Pasadena, California, moving to Colorado in my early 20's.  I lived, married, and raised my family in the small mountain town of Buena Vista and moved to Cortez, CO in 2019.

And how You & I can connect today . . .

Today I find delight painting in my light-filled studio in the very heart of my home.  With you, the audience, in mind, I portray the drama of Mesa Verde, Arches, and Canyonlands National Parks; the bold skies and lush ranchlands of SW Colorado; as well as the beauty and fun of flowers, animals, people, and delightful moments in life.

For commissions and questions, I hope you'll connect with me here on the contact page as well as on Instagram and FaceBook at Jan Thoreen Lewis Fine Art.

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