Jan Vaughan's Biography
Born and raised in Ashland,WI., on the southern shore of Lake Superior, Vaughan developed her interest in art while taking a summer school art program that took her to the area's state parks and the Apostle Islands for sketching.
While art and design have been a lifetime passion, her professional career has included a variety of fields; Hairstylist, Visual Merchandise Manager and Design/Sales consultant.
Jan has studied with many accomplished artists including, Frank Zeller, Lana Grow, Karlyn Holman, Karen Knutson and Cheng-Khee Chee.
Vaughan is a member of the Minnesota Watercolor society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Red River Watercolor Society and Northstar Watercolor Society.
"I've enjoyed art since grade school. I love the transparency, glow and movement of watercolor. I love to start a painting with the paint flowing on the paper, then going in at the perfect time to control it."
Jan lives in Maple Grove, Mn. with her husband Rick, their dog "Cooper" and cat "Bleu".
2011~Northstar Watermedia Fall Show~ "Best of Show" and "Peoples Choice"
2007~Artist del Norte Spring Members Show~ "Best of Show"
2007 Minnesota Watercolor Society Fall Show ~ Emrich-Stordahl Founders Award
2006 Artist Del Norte Snow-Expo ~ Best in Show
2006 Artist Del Norte Northern Showcase ~ Members Award
2006 Northstar Watercolor Society ~ Honorable Mention
2006 Minnesota Watercolor Fall Show ~ Second Place
2004 Minnesota Watercolor Fall Show ~ Award of Merit
2011 Northstar Watermedia Fall Show
2007 Red River Watercolor Society
2006 Northern lights Juried Show
2006 9th Annual Celebration of Community Art Show
2006 Artist Del Norte Showcase
2004,2006 Minnesota State Fair
2004, 2005, 2006,2007 Minnesota Watercolor Juried Shows