About Me

Biography

Practically born with a crayon in her hand, Jan Blencowe considers visual art her first language. She has been drawing and painting for as long as she has been talking. A graduate of the fine art program at Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ she received a BFA, magna cum laude, in 1984 with concentrations in painting, color and art history. Her college years also included an internship at the Montclair Museum, Montclair, NJ. Her most artistically significant continuing study is engaging in painting en situ, outdoors on location learning under the care, nurture and guidance of the greatest, most profound mentor, Mother Nature. Blencowe’s creative goals include continuing the path forged by the great American landscape painters who so seamlessly merged the grand but temporal beauties of nature and the sublime spirituality present in every living thing. Her passion for connection continues to lead her into the ever evolving world of the internet and social media as a conduit for bringing together artists and art lovers all over the globe.



Recent Awards and Accomplishments




2010

Connecticut Artists Juried Show Slater Memorial Museum
Paint America Second Mini Top 50 Finalist
Autumn Glory installed as part of the permanent collection at the University of Connecticut Health Center

2009

New Britain Museum of American Art Juried Show
Best in Show Tracy Art Center pARTners in Art Show
Chosen by Chroma Interactive Acrylics to be feature in their promotional materials

2008
Juried into the New Britain Museum of Art Show
Two paintings selected to hang in the US Embassy in Honduras as part of the Art in Embassies Program
Clinton Art Society 59th Summer Exhibition Jane Stannard Grannis Memorial Prize
Best in Show Tracy Art Center pARTners in Art Show
Paint America Competition Mini Top 50 Landscape finalist

2007
First Place Madison Art Society annual juried show

2006

Paint America Top 100 Landscape Competition finalist
Hartford Fine Art, Connecticut Plein Air Painters Juried Show

2005

Mystic Art Association Regional Juried Show
Mystic Art Association Juried Cabin Fever Show

2004
Connecticut Fine Artists Juried Show, Slater Memorial Museum

2003

Honorable Mention Essex Art Association Summer Juried Show
Renaissance in Pastel National Exhibit, Club House Gallery, W.Hartford

2002
Honorable Mention Renaissance in Pastel National Exhibit, Slater Memorial Museum