As a writer and artist Jan Lis fills her children’s books with reality based themes and quirky animal stories propelled by positive values. She paints word pictures to produce colorful backgrounds and rich imagery for her spunky characters.
Jan Lis is an established artist who has exhibited and won awards in many of the country’s top Annual Exhibitions including: The Butler Institute of American Art, the San Diego Watercolor Society, and the Piedmont Biennial at the Mint Museum. She is represented incorporate and private collections including: the State of Florida Art in Public Buildings Program, the Brevard County Florida Art In Public Places Program, and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art.
Jan attended the Cleveland Institute of art. She has a BFA from Ohio University with a major in Fine Arts and a minor in English Literature. Also taking post-graduate writing courses at Case Western-Reserve University. She established her writing as a journalist contributing articles to publications such as the Miami Herald, and the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, and has worked as Fine Arts Editor and Columnist for the Florida Arts Gazette.