Mirrors of Alabaster
Veil of Winter Springs
"What excites me about mixed media printmaking is the endless variety and surprising results that can be achieved through inking, achieving textures you can’t achieve any other way. I often use a collagraph print from my handmade plates as an underlying image to build upon, layering other printmaking techniques or adding collage, graphite or pan pastels. Moving collage paper around like a puzzle is also an engaging way to visualize design options. Starting with a general direction for each new piece, I often allow the materials to inform the next move in the creative process. What I hope to achieve in my art is inspiration for the viewer by connecting to their own memories and experiences, much like the moments of inspiration in nature where I capture an interesting detail with my mobile phone. Taking these images back to the studio the creative process starts again." –– Jan Davis
Jan Davis is a native of the California Bay Area, who earned a BFA in Graphics and Packaging from ArtCenter College of Design. Jan honed her 40-year career in the graphic design field in Silicon Valley working with clients in high-tech, private aviation and museum exhibit design.
Member of the California Society of Printmakers, Artist Alliance Community and Silicon Valley Open Studios. Artist member of the Gallery House in Palo Alto from 2020 – 2022.
Silicon Valley Open Studio Location
May 13 - 14: Site# 144
1423 Ranchita Drive, Los Altos
1423 Ranchita Drive
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