Jan Crawford is an artist who lives and maintains a studio in Vancouver and at her orchard house in Penticton, BC. Jan holds a Bed. from UBC , art major and a BFA from Emily Carr university , printmaking major. Today Jan teaches for the Federation of Canadian artists in their Foundations Program and is an FCA associate member. While a printmaker Jan worked at Malaspina Printmakers where she produced 140 large monotypes. The Kelowna Art Gallery purchased her Packing House series of six large monotypes for their permanent collection. These were published in a book titled Nexus.
Today Jan is known for her large mason jars of fruit. These jars are “portraits” of Okanagan identity moreover Canadian identity. The mason jar stands as “the” symbol for preserve, not fruit but identity.
Text like, Jewell, Kerr , Ball, improved and made in Canada all communicate history and identity.
These colourful still life compositions set up and photographed by Jan from her orchard are images that express how land forms identity . Jan’s work can be seen at the Hambleton Galleries in Kelowna, the Gainsborough Galleries in Calgary and the Federation Gallery in Vancouver.