Jan Allen's passion and inspiration for painting comes from a love of nature, people and places. This inspiration can be found just outside her door here on the Front Range or in the nearby Rocky Mountains. It has also taken her to many other places. Whether it is a resident heron along the Poudre River Trail, an old growth forest in British Columbia, a misty sunrise in Quetico, or an Irish gentleman walking his deerhound; she captures that moment and feeling in time.
Jan grew up in Indiana where she earned both a Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Education from Indiana University. She taught school in Indiana for many years and also raised three boys. After moving to Colorado in 1995, she started studying painting with local artists: Dorothy Northrup, Patti Andre and Clive Tyler. She has shown in several regional and national juried exhibitions as well as invitational shows. Many of her paintings are in private collections throughout the country.
1% of the profits from my work goes to support International League of Conservation Photographers.