About the Artist
Born in Lexington Kentucky, Jan moved to Southern California as an infant with her actor father and musician mother. Visits with her father to movie studios and various film locations gave the young artist enormous insight into how fantasy is created. She learned that illusion is often more effective in conveying a feeling than stark reality. As her style evolved, she realized this lesson would apply especially well to her love of architecture and the unique perspective her illustrations portray of cities and towns. The result is the contemporary primitive style we see in her paintings today.
Jan (left) with her mother, sisters and father (Edward Faulkner) on the set of The Undefeated, starring John Wayne and Rock Hudson
Typically, research for a Cityscape painting begins with a camera and sketchbook as the artist explores an entire city on foot. Then, with vantage points from helicopter flights for larger projects, she applies her own special edited perspective. Whether depicting a huge metropolis, or simply a space born of her own imagination, these rare, finely detailed multi media paintings, pen and ink drawings, and original graphics have been the source of sold out editions. Appreciated by loyal and enthusiastic collectors at home, Jan is also widely distributed abroad. She was celebrated in Japan as the official artist of the 50th Anniversary of Tokyo Bay. Her commemorative “Tokyo Bay” serigraph was launched nationally with massive television and press coverage.
The Artist sketching in Paris
Jan’s unique designs have been used on Signs, Textiles, Greeting Cards, Wallpaper, Custom Leather Goods, Puzzles, Wine Labels and more. She also professionally designs and produces one of a kind parties with layers of unexpected detail and surprises that consistently delight her clients and guests.
The artist lives on her California ranch with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyards in Santa Barbara’s Wine Country, with her Schnoodle sidekick Mr. Brix, quarter horses, chickens, and bountiful wildlife. The success of her artistic career has allowed other creative endeavors, notably the design and construction of her Greene and Greene inspired Bungalow home, featured in the book “Along Bungalow Lines" by the late Paul Duchscherer.
Director of Public Relations, Mr. Brix
Jan’s paintings hang in private collections around the world as well as corporate collections, including Bank of America, Southern California Edison, Apple, Levi Strauss and the Pentagon.
Her imagination keeps her very busy…