Friday, January 23, 2009

Jan Crooker

Jan Mrozinski Crooker grew up in Toledo, Ohio. Her love of drawing and color began as a child at the Toledo Museum of Art Saturday classes. As an adult, she earned a Bachelor Degree from Toledo University and a M.F.A. in art from Penn State University. She has exhibited nationwide. After graduate school, Jan moved to California to teach at Cal State San Bernandino. She taught in California ten years and then returned to Pennsylvania. She teaches drawing and painting at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA.

Jan paints in both acrylic and oil paints. Jan's work has always had a childlike exuberance of color and intensity. After completing a three-year still life series, Jan began a landscape series in 2005. She paints both in plein air and in the studio. She is an active member of the Rehoboth Art League and exhibits in the league's outdoor show.

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