Meet the Artists: Jan Ross and Lissy Rawl
A brief introduction to the two of the 12 artists participating in the Art Sale and Fine Wine + Rare Spirits Auction
Jan has been creating art since the time she could
hold a crayon, however, her formal arts education began at the Chicago Academy
of Fine Arts. She continued her studies while living/traveling in Europe for 6
years, as well as ongoing education through workshops with some of America’s
top watercolor instructors. These include: M. Stephen Doherty, Editor in Chief,
American Artist Magazine, Jan Kunz, Judi Betts, Jim Kosvanec, Gerald
Brommer, Joseph Bohler, Joseph Fettingis, Mel Stabin, Betty Carr, John
Salminen, Arne Westerman, Mary Whyte, Jack Shields, and Gary Curtis.
The Georgia Watercolor Society, The Missouri
Watercolor Society, Western Colorado Watercolor Society, Rhode Island
Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Alabama, Alaska Watercolor Society
and North East Watercolor Society, have awarded her “Signature Membership”,
their highest credential for achievement in watercolors. She also received her
“Member of Excellence”, the credential of highest ranking with the Atlanta Artists
Center, the largest art organization
in the Southeastern USA, in 2005. Her
award-winning watercolors been accepted in more than 500 Local, Regional,
National and International Juried Competitions, as well as numerous one- woman
and invitational exhibitions.
Jan’s goal of having her work exhibited in all 50
states is nearly accomplished, having exhibited in 45 states as of 2019.
Numerous local and national publications have
featured Jan’s work. Most notably the watercolor, “On the Bit,” appeared on the
cover of the International Magazine, “The Chronicle of the Horse” and the
Missouri Watercolor Society’s International “Watercolor Studio” magazine. In
2008, Cobb County Commissioners and Board of Education is including her
watercolor painting, “Baba, Afghani Elder” in a book celebrating top artists in
Cobb County, for their 175th
Jan continuously strives to capture the ‘spirit’ of
people, the essence of a place and the many textures of things around her.
Having traveled to 27 foreign countries, this Ohio native has been fortunate to have an
endless supply of subject matter. Her work is included in collections across
the USA and Europe. Currently Jan lives on Haig Point, on Daufuskie Island, S.C.,
with her husband, Robert, and ‘Studio’ cat, Sweetie.
BOATEAK brand emanated from owner/designer
Lissy’s fascination of textiles while working as an
Interior Designer. Her jewelry designs
incorporate traditional Southern style infused with coastal
undertones, creating lightweight and comfortable pieces that can be worn
for an afternoon on the water or a night out on the town. Her
two "little fish," Woodley and Willa, are the inspiration
behind the company name and the motivation that continues
to drive the brand.
little fish BOATEAK
Be sure to view both of these artists' work at the Art Sale and Fine Wine + Rare Spirits Auction benefiting the Haig Point Foundation on Sunday, November 10th1