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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

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 Ross

Jan Ross

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 Anniversary.  

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.

Lissy Rawl
Lissy RawlThe 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.   Lissy Rawl Owner/Designer 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

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