Jan Sorenson

Artist

I grew up downstate IL, the fourth child of nine. My dad worked a lifetime at the local brewery. He invented and built most anything he needed. Mom supplemented their income by baking creative cakes, pies and cookies. Their love for each other and cohesive joviality was certainly an inspiration, as every problem could be solved with creativity. What a gift to inherit! I love challenging myself with new and exciting adventures. Watercolor painting gives me an outlet to express any subject matter with an infinite variety of techniques.

Watercolors are so versatile, so intricate and so intriguing. I trust the medium to express the emotions of love, the coarse bark of a palm tree, and the colors of an Arizona sunset. There is much potential to reveal yet.

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Repose

Sep 18, 2015
Repose
Jan Sorenson

Perhaps the motivation behind this piece was a Roman statue or a long walk through a museum. Only the artist knows. 

Watercolor

20 x 23

Market Value: $175

Currently On Show

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Guarding Seafarers

Sep 18, 2015
Guarding Seafarers
Jan Sorenson

This piece was inspired by a watercolor workshop led by Steven Becker. I'd love to be sitting outside this lighthouse with a glass of wine enjoying the end of a wonderful day. 

Watercolor

26 x 19

Market Value: $333

Currently on Show

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Courage is that Inner Voice
Jan Sorenson

It takes courage not to choose the path of least resistance. Our inner voice encourages us to "pull ourselves up by the boot straps" instead of being hindered by regret. The freedoms we enjoy in Springfield today is directly due to the courage of many veterans. This painting depicts our ancestors bravely making decisions that affect each and every one of us today. It represents us, too. That inner voice tells us to be courageous, to step out of our comfort zone and make a difference for our descendants. This painting helps give me direction in my artwork as well as in my daily life.

Under the Light

May 14, 2015
Under the Lights
Jan Sorenson

When antique cars converge on downtown Springfield, you'll find me there. It's great to see owners socialize with other antique car aficionados. The reflections dancing off the highly polished paint excite me. The colors of the two cars in my painting were poured to create a highly reflective light.

 

Watercolor

 

20 x 14

 

Market Value: $350

 

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Wolf

Dec 18, 2014
Wolf by Jan Sorenson
Jan Sorenson

"This painting was done after research about Isle Royale, a small, isolated island near Upper Peninsula, Michigan. It is home to a unique predator-prey relationship between wolves and moose. The two species have had virtually no human interaction, as the island is protected by national park status, and there is little migration of animals into and out of the island. The unique single predator, single prey allows for precise research on predator-prey relationships and of the fluctuation of the two populations. Since 1958, scientists have conducted an ongoing study of these two animals.

Muddy Waters

Dec 18, 2014
Muddy Waters by Jan Sorenson
Jan Sorenson

"Muddy Waters is the famous “father of modern Chicago blues.” He started playing the harmonica but by age 17 he played the guitar. He hails from Mississippi, got his name from is grandmother who found him playing in the nearby muddy waters of Deer Creek.

Doe A Deer, A Female Deer by Jan Sorenson
Jan Sorenson

"This painting was done while visiting with my sister Barb, who lives with a family of deer lovers. Her family hails from a rural area where deer roam freely.