passed away on July 29, 2019. Jan was a powerfully gifted, world renown, leading American artist of thirty-five years. Best known for her Native American, animal spirit guides, cowboy, equine and wildlife paintings, and pet portraits, she used bold, vibrant acrylic pigments, like a watercolorist. A native of Colorado, Jan called Cave Creek, Arizona home. She gained inspiration from her love of the desert and many animals she rescued, fostered and had as her own pets. This natural relationship gave her the ability to capture the very essence of her subjects, their spirit, soul and commanding presence and transfer that to her canvas. One of her personal passions was also working as a tireless animal advocate with various organizations and serving as an artistic contributor on behalf of animal-welfare issues.
studied coral reef ecology and the conservation of marine systems along the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Eliza lives in Spring Valley, Ohio, and is a graduate student in Miami University's Global Field Program.