Born in Griffith Jan has painted all her life. After completing art for the H.S.C. she attended Wagga Teachers' college where her art tutor was Alf Morris.
In recent years Jan has attended workshops locally and in Bathurst and been inspired by Jeff Wright ,Alvaro Casagnet, Colley Whisson, David Taylor, Robert Wilson.
Her first exhibition was in 1998 and since then has exhibited annually. Her works have been well received and are amongst private collections locally and
Jan is passionate about her art and works mainly in oil and watercolour in a realistic
impressionistic style with emphasis on light. Subject matter includes people , landscape, flowers and animals.
Jan's daughter Ann- Maree wrote
children's book entitled "Bizi Musk Duck of Barren Box Swamp". Jan created the water colour illustrations.
The book was short listed for the Wilderness Literacy award in 2012. Jan won the oil section in the John Obrien exhibition a few years ago and was winner in Faces of Griffith people's choice award in 2012 . Jan also won Flower power people's choice that year too.