JAN ABBE


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Portrait of Jan Abbe Jan Abbe's interest in the arts sprang to life after she visited a local art show, a suggestion from her husband to escape the daily routine of raising four small children. She talked with the teacher, signed up for classes, and eventually began studying with others on the regional and national levels.

She has studied with wonderful teachers across the country who specialize in fine arts, still life, folk art, trompe l’oeil, decorative painted walls, and painted furniture.

One of Jan’s passions is painting Santa figures. She and her carver study Santas from the past as a source of inspiration using her extensive collection of books, postcards, and articles. They collaborate on the Santa to be carved, and Jan paints it after considering the appropriate colors and ornamentation. She uses acrylics for the base coat, applying multiple layers of paint and glaze to add depth and richness, finishing with a protective coat.

Jan and her husband live in the Midwest. With family members living on the East Coast, West Coast, and in Chicago, they travel often, searching out antiques stores, museums, and shows.

Jan Abbe Interiors
523 Alta Vista Dr.
Carroll, IA 51401
Phone: 712-830-3495
Email: jan@janabbe.com
Website: www.janabbe.com

Jan Abbe has been selected for the following Directories:

2016
Year: 2016, 
				Category: Holiday
HOLIDAY
2015
Year: 2015, 
				Category: Holiday
HOLIDAY
2014
Year: 2014, 
				Category: Holiday
HOLIDAY
2012
Year: 2012, 
				Category: Ornamental painting
ORNAMENTAL PAINTING
2011
Year: 2011, 
				Category: Ornamental painting
ORNAMENTAL PAINTING
Biography updated October 3, 2016   Photograph updated October 3, 2016  Contact information updated March 16, 2016
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