Artist Jan Prisco

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I create fine art paintings of California in oil and pastel, so that my collectors can memorialize an experience or a place dear to them. Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the most beautiful locations in the world, gives me the opportunity to treasure the wealth of natural and diverse beauty that it provides. My favorite place to do this is in nature. Experiencing nature personally, whether listening to the breaking waves of the Pacific, enjoying the light playing on the leaves of a California Oak, or enjoying the warmth of the sun on my shoulders while I paint, creates a feeling of connection and contentment. Painting onsite, in the open air, is notoriously challenging for us artists. The light changes, the sea moves, the trees sway in the wind - yet, ultimately it is there that I find peace, presence and enjoyment. Nature is healing, cleansing, and experiencing this connection brings joy in so many ways. My wish  is to bring those feelings and lasting memories to others through my paintings.   
Jan Prisco is a pastel and oil painter who focuses on paintings of the San Francisco peninsula to Big Sur.  Most of her paintings are begun plein air with an emphasis on simplification and value while capturing vibrant color and light.    Her work can be viewed online at www.janprisco.com and www.portolaartgallery.com
In addition to exhibiting her work at Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park, California, Jan teaches pastel painting on an ongoing basis at University Art Store (UART) in Redwood City, California and for Atherton Arts Foundation.  She is also is fortunate to have had the opportunity to teach plein air workshops at Filoli Historic House and Garden as well as Allied Arts Guild.  Jan also mentors individually other pastel painters.
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