Jan has been painting all of her life. At the age of 20 she received a scholarship from the Laguna Beach School of Art while studying watercolor with Roger Armstrong. At that point she knew she would forever be cleaning paint from under her fingernails. She went on to receive a BA in Art from California State University at Chico. She helped support herself in college by selling her paintings. By the time she graduated, Jan was represented by galleries in California, Alaska, Arizona and Hawaii.
In 1998 Jan made the move from California to Hawaii. At this point she started working primarily in oils. Seeing a need to unite artists from the different Hawaiian Islands, in 2005 she founded the juried statewide outdoor painting group, Plein Air Painters of Hawaii. She is a Signature Member, Founder and President of Plein Air Painters of Hawaii which currently has over 125 members from Hawaii and the mainland. She has organized numerous Plein Air Exhibitions, 4 Annual Members Shows and over 10 Paint-out Shows on 5 different islands for Plein Air Painters of Hawaii. In August 2005, International Artist Magazine featured Bushart and Plein Air Painters of Hawaii in a 9 page article featuring Bushart on the cover.
Her work is collected by Hollywood Studios Gallery who lease the paintings to the Hollywood film industry. They have supplied paintings in countless films such as “Million Dollar Baby “. Jan’s paintings are in private and corporate collections around the world.
-Best of Show, Evergreen Fine Arts Festival 2013
-Founders Award, Makawao Invitational
-Artist’s Choice, PAPOH 2nd Annual
-Second Place, Lahaina Art Society
-Great Makawao Invitational Award
RECENT JURIED SHOWS:
-2014-2011: Beaver Creek Art Festival, Aspen Art Festival, Vail Arts ———Festival, Breckenridge Main Street Art Festival
-Maui Plein Air Invitational
-Plein Air Painters of Hawaii Members Show for the past 9 years