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Jan Mapes

Meet the America's Horse In Art artist.

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When Jan moved west to Colorado, she discovered that horses were everywhere just like she’d imagined. The West took up residence inside of her.  Its shapes, colors and movements lured her in and fed her growing curiosity.

Although art and science often hold up two different ends of a spectrum, this powerful combination continues to fuel a passion in Jan for nature and the wonder tucked into the fabric of creation.  She found that no object stands alone, but is defined by its context: whether it is larger than, brighter than, quicker than... what is next to it. Each element in creation or any work of art is dependent on the rest. Order without randomness is boring; they need each other.

Her goal is to weave these components together in each painting and sculpture, resulting in a pleasant visual experience much like a great chef’s meal or a beautiful symphony.