Bio and Artist Statement

 

Jan Hutchinson grew up in Oklahoma and has always loved the beauty of the outdoors and the amazing variety of God's creation. She is a member and current president of Oklahoma Pastel Society, as well as a member of Pastel Society of the Southwest and Oklahoma Art Guild.

Jan painted in oils for more than 20 years until a chance encounter with pastels ignited a fervor for interpreting the world through pastels. Further studies with Gary Lennon, Lorenzo Chavez, Clive Tyler, Becky Way and many other fine teachers have been both enlightening and encouraging.

Jan is an award-winning artist whose works hang throughout the United States. She describes her work as a continuing journey that is at the same time frustrating and exhilarating.

Jan