Brisbane-born artist Jan Jorgensen studied art at Brisbane Girls Grammar, then at the now College of Art, before working as an artist on a Brisbane newspaper. After freelancing, Jan undertook an Associate Diploma of Visual Art at the College of Art, Kelvin Grove, with tutor William Robinson.
Jan co-founded the Queensland Wildlife Artists Society and exhibited for ten years before owning and running Ardrossan and Riverhouse Galleries in inner Brisbane. City paintings took over and many exhibitions in Brisbane and Sydney followed.
Jan was invited to show in numerous exhibitions including The Aberdare Prize, Brisbane City Art Gallery ‘Seeing Brisbane’, and Tattersalls Landscape Prize from 1992 – 2008, achieving several Highly Commended awards. First prizes have included L.J. Hooker, Suncorp, Nudgee College and Downlands College.
Works acquired through art prizes are in the collections of Downloads, Redeemer Lutheran, John Paul and Nudgee Colleges, St Hilda’s School, Suncorp and Prince Charles Hospital.
Jan’s paintings and verse are collated in her book ‘Changing Places, Brisbane’, of which the latest edition was launched in 2017.
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