35 Lakeview Heights
Tolland, CT 06084
Studio Map & Directions
Visitors to my studio often ask,"Where do your ideas come from?" With some difficulty, I explain that I usually just START....that's the hard part. As I apply and fuse the layers of color, texture, lines and marks, the surface begins to make sense. At that point I feel more directed but there will be more such moments ahead. It's a "painting" I am searching for-not necessarily a "picture". Sometimes a painting will start out in one direction and become something altogether different when I am finished. I leave it to the observer to interpret my work.
My studio faces west with a view toward Hartford through the trees. I feel fortunate to have such a beautiful place in which to create and exhibit. The actual space where I work resembles a busy kitchen with heated tools, a skillet, electrical outlets and colorful ingredients. I often incorporate once-used materials in my work. Perhaps this stems from growing up in in a household where what we now call re cycling was an economic necessity.
I also repair and clean oil paintings on a regular basis and can provide current recommendations. Consultations by appointment are free of charge.
I enjoy sharing my work and look forward to the yearly Artist Open Studio event. My studio is also open throughout the year by appointment.
Artists Open Studio Dates
November 23, 24, 25 & December 1 & 2
Jan Geoghegan was born in Connecticut and graduated from the University of Connecticut. Before returning to her home state, she traveled and lived in many places, including Japan and Okinawa. Her artistic career began in Dover, Delaware where she was among the founders of both the Dover Art League and an artist run cooperative gallery. While there she studied the basics of a variety of mediums in intensive workshops. These diverse technical skills, she feels, led eventually to her current fascination with encaustics. An ongoing interest in the art of other times and cultures has also enriched Jan's work which is textural, colorful, and open to interpretation.
Jan exhibits regularly in juried shows. She has had several one person exhibits and numerous awards for her artwork. She is a long time member of the Connecticut Women Artists and an elected member of the Connecicut Acacemy ot the Arts. Locally she is a member of Arts of Tolland and an artist member of Art Center East in Vernon, Connecticut. Her work has been purchased by several colleges and corporatorations.