The Renton Municipal Arts Commission proudly presents an exhibit by local water color artist Jan Tervonen. The exhibit will be on display May 14 through June 22nd at Carco Theatre.
Jan comes from a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan surrounded by the beauty of Lake Superior. She grew up in a Finnish-American family, and was taught the values of simplicity, organization, and a good pun. She graduated from Michigan Technological University with degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration, and was a software professional by trade.
She spent her earlier life as an artist wannabe living in such places as upstate New York and Paris before settling in Seattle 20 years ago. After many years as a successful commercial software executive, she found another passion to augment her creativity – watercolor painting.
Mostly self-taught, she has developed minimalistic abstract style with a wry sense of humor representative of her Finnish-American roots. Her paintings have been featured at local galleries, art centers, and numerous shops in the Seattle area. She is represented by Gallery Wine & Art in Kirkland, WA, the Kirkland Arts Center Store in Kirkland, WA, and the UP Front Gallery in Issaquah, WA.
Jan was the recipient of the Vascovitz Family Scholarship for Drawing and Painting at the Pratt Fine Arts Center where she studied. She is a member of the Pratt Fine Arts Center, the Kirkland Arts Center, the Eastside Association of Fine Arts, and artEAST.
You can see more information about her work at http://www.dajanarts.com.