Jan Pearson (jana) Fine Art

Biography & Awards



Jan Pearson

email: jan.pearson@verizon.net

757-842-4212 home

757-636-8372 cell

website: www.janaart.net

facebook: Jan Pearson Fine Art


My art is naturalist with a tendency towards expressionism. I work in watercolor, acrylic, oil, and mixed media depending on what best suits the subject. Growing up on a small Missouri farm with forestland I was inspired by nature, which has become the predominant theme of my artwork.


I found my creative spirit at an early age, & I continued to work at it as I completed a B.B.A. in Business. Later I studied Visual Arts at Hope College & Kendall College of Art & Design in MI. After moving to Virginia, I worked in Business and freelanced as a Graphic Artist. I have also participated in art workshops & classes & feel fortunate to have studied with internationally known artist Ann Meade, DA.


My artwork is currently on display in Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Gallery Shop in Portsmouth, VA, Arts of the Albermarle in Elizabeth City, NC, Ocean Art in Virginia Beach, VA and Cafe James in Norfolk, VA. It is also in private collections in the United States and overseas.



Juried Exhibits:

2018 the ArtFest-PrimePlus show

2018 The Artists Gallery Show

2017 Elizabeth City LandMark Show

2017 Portsmouth Seawall Art Show 

2017 the ArtFest-PrimePlus show

2016 the ArtFest-PrimePlus show, the Artists Gallery show, the Gallery 31 exhibit, & TAA exhibit

2015 the ArtFest-PrimePlus show and the Fred Heutte Center Arts & Crafts show

2014 the d’Art Center, the Tidewater Art Alliance, and the Agora Art Gallery shows

2013 at the Richard Stravitz 30th Street Gallery, the Towne Center & Chesapeake’s Art on the Grove

2012 the New Waves exhibition at MOCA; The Artists’ Gallery exhibits 



Artistic Awards:

2018 3rd Place Acrylics-ArtFest-PrimePlus,Norfolk

2017 1st & People’s Choice Mixed Media-PrimePlus

2016 2nd Place Acrylics-ArtFest-PrimePlus,Norfolk

2015 Best of Show - The Artists’ Gallery, Va Beach

2015 1st Place Watercolor-PrimePlus,Norfolk, VA

2014 Honorable Mention-Artists’Gallery,Va Beach

2014 2nd Place-Agora Art Gallery, Chesapeake, VA

2012 Honorable Mention-Artists’Gallery,Va Beach 

1988 Stanley Harrington Art Scholarship - given      

annually to one art major of Hope College

my . artist run website