Biographical overview

Jan Dolan was born in Peterborough, NH and has lived there for the better part of her life. She studied at the University of New Hampshire and was mentored in the tradition of the French Academy and American Impressionists in the studio of Boston and New Hampshire painter, Sidney Willis, himself a student of Robert D. Hunter, who was in turn a student of RHI Gammel and William Paxton.

She has received full fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and Schloss Wiepersdorf, Germany. She was an elected member of the Copley Society, Boston, MA and an associate member of Allied Artists of America. Her work has been the subject of a cover and article in The Artists’ Magazine.

Jan has had a goodly number of one- two- and three-person shows in New York City, Boston, Fisher’s Island, Oqunquit, New Orleans; at the Bristol Art Museum; throughout the New Hampshire region and in Mexico

While Jan has not sought to participate in juried shows during her 30 year painting career, she has won awards at the Catherine Lorillard-Wolfe Exhibition sponsored by the National Arts Club in New York City, Bellas Artes in Guadlajara, Mexico and the State of New Hampshire Percent for the Arts Program.

Accompanied by her husband, writer, Taylor Morris, Jan has made extensive painting treks through Great Britain and Europe; Bali, Singapore and Thailand. She has taught painting and portraiture at the Sharon Arts Center and Franklin Pierce College, and has led numerous private classes for groups and individuals.

Her paintings hang in private collections, nationally and internationally.