Jan Roberson is a resident of Harpswell, Maine. Although inspired by her deep love of the sea, woods and all things Maine, she also brings to her paintings scenes from travels overseas.
A graduate of The Waynflete School in Portland Maine, Jan received a BA and MA Ed from William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She married, had children and a teaching career for 30 years. Then in 1995 she returned to Maine and began concentrating on her art. She began studies with local teachers and then enrolled in the art program at UMA. She transferred to USM in order to pursue a BFA, which she received in 2005. In addition she has studied at Maine College of Art and Lyme Academy of Art. Also, she attended workshops with such prominent artists as Albert Handell, Richard McKinley and Lorenzo Chavez.
In 2005 she went to Russia to study with pastelist Serguei Oussik. She has been juried into The Pastel Society of America as an Associate. She has participated in exhibitions at Prouts Neck, Waynflete, South Portland, and Cape Elizabeth. Jan was invited to exhibit at Thomas College in Waterville and Key Bank in Damariscotta.
She is past Vice President of Pastel Painters of Maine, and is past-president of MerryMeeting Art Assoc. Jan has been active in many local shows, winning awards at The Skillins Show, Saco Art Show, Saco Bay Artists shows and Pastel Painters of Maine Members Show.
She exhibits at Boothbay Regional Art Foundation Gallery, Kittery Art Association Gallery and at Bailey Island Library Hall. She is a member of Pastel Painters of Maine, The Vermont Pastel Society, and New Hampshire Pastel Society.