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Artist Jan Ledbetter


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Biography


 
 
Travels through out Central and South America and giving painting workshops in Guatemala and Ecuador have greatly influenced my subject matter. My watermedia, acrylic, and acrylic collage paintings record my impressions of the Maya women in Guatemala's colorful marketplace.  I am never interested in creating an exact likeness, but rather in using the figure as a central design element.  By exploring the relationships of value, shape, texture and color, I lead the viewer on a creative journey through each painting. My paintings are pictorial tapestries layering observations and imagination, design elements, abstract motifs, and personal symbols.
 
Balancing painting, teaching, and giving workshops, I hope that my work reflects the joy and passion that I bring to every aspect of my life. I have taught and exhibited my paintings for over 30 years.
 
 
EDUCATION
 
Syracuse University, Master of Fine Arts in Illustration, Syracuse NYUniversity of Central Oklahoma, Bachelor of Science, Edmond OKStephens College, Associate of Arts, Columbia MO
 
 
SIGNATURE MEMBERSHIPS
 
American Watercolor Society
National Watercolor SocietyRocky Mountain National Watercolor Society
San Diego Watercolor Society
Southern Watercolor Society
Watercolor Art Society of Houston
Baltimore Watercolor SocietyVirginia Watercolor Society
 
 
PUBLICATIONS
 
The Art of Watercolour; The Art magazine for Watercolourists; Issue 25, December 2016: six page feature article
 
Watercolor Artist Magazine: One of my Maya paintings is featured in the magazine's "Best of the Best..... Contemporary Watercolor Masters," February 2013 issue
 
Magazine: La Cuadra, Antigua, Guatemala: March - April issue 2012: Painting on cover along with a feature article
 
Magazine: American Artist Watercolor, Materials, Techniques & Inspiration for Watermedia Painting, "The Joy of Paint and Paper", winter 2007
 
Book: Two of Jan`s paintings are included in Mary Todd Beam's new book "The Creative Edge, Exercises to Celebrate Your Creative Self "
 

 
RECENT EXHIBITIONS and AWARDS (partial list)

 Shenzhen Watercolor Society  (China) - National Watercolor Society Small Image Exchange Exhibition 2015 - 2016
 
Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial Exhibition  (China) 2013 - 2014 (Selected for their Traveling Exhibition)
 
American Watercolor Society 2013, 2012, 2011 (Selected for [...]

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