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Artwork by Jan Dappen

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About Jan Dappen

Jan Dappen Jan Kornegay Dappen is a self-taught artist. She is originally from Columbus, Ga and presently a local Ellijay artist living in the North Georgia Mountains. She is a founding member of the Gilmer Fine Artists Guild, Secretary of the Gilmer Arts Board and Chair of the Golf for the Arts Tournament-New Gallery/Education Center Renovation Fund. She loves painting en Plein Air and serves on the committee to help organize the Plein Air, Art in the Mountains. Jan primarily works in oils but also teaches classes in Acrylics. She has been recognized locally and internationally for the following awards.
2021 - DREWBY MEETS BUDDY- 2nd Place People Choices Award, Annual GILMER ARTs Juried Exhibition
2020 - SUNRISE AT MISTY LAKE - Honorary Mention at Gilmer Arts Juried Exhibition
2020- WILLARDS PATH - tied First Runner-up -QuickDraw Competition Plein Air, Art in the Mountains
2018 - RIVER STREET TAVERN - Best in Show; Plein Air, Art in the Mountains
2017 - COURTNEYS GATE - Honorary Mention; Plein Air, Art in the Mountains
2015 - SUNSHINE BRIDGE AT CARTACAY VINEYARDS; Plein Air in the Vineyards, Ellijay

Jan shares her thoughts:
I am an Artist, I have been an Artist for as long as I can remember. There has always been a need within me to pick up a pencil or a paint brush and put what I see, what attacks my senses and heart, and recreate it on paper or canvas. Although my style is different and recognizable, realistic results that will preserve the subject through time is most important to me. Finding an old, neglected, weathered barn or homestead and recreating it into a piece of art that sparks your interest in the story behind the subject inspires me to paint. Seeing the laughter and tears of a young child inspires me to capture the moment. It is the natural, the untouched, the beauty of nature and the world that surrounds me that takes my breath away and leads me to the easel. Perhaps my life experiences have led me to seize the imperfect as well as the perfect moments. Born and raised in the South and settled here in the Southern portion of the Appalachian Mountains, most of my compositions reflect the culture and history of the South and North Georgia mountains. My goal is to share what my eyes see, what my heart feels, and to provide a pleasure or memory. There is a desire to embrace the natural talent God has given me and share with others. My hope is to provide that place where we come together and better understand the previous generations and the history of where we come from.
I am originally from Columbus, Georgia where I met my husband at nearby Fort Benning, Georgia. My husband was Career Army and we were stationed in Frankfurt and Stuttgart, Germany for eleven years. My time was spent mothering three small children, supporting my military husband, volunteering for the military community, substitute teaching for DODDS, traveling throughout Europe and painting in water colors and drawing when I could find a moment alone . It was a great honor to have my artwork shown in Frankfurt for the Military/German community in 1980. Living in Europe allowed me to experience awesome artwork in the museums and churches, great ideas for future canvases and walks down cobblestone streets and through the vineyards soaking up the history.

In 1992, My husband retired and began a second career as an airline pilot and we settled down in the Greater Atlanta area, where I returned to School and graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2000. Community volunteering, supply teaching in a local high school and welcoming six new grandchildren into our hearts filled the next 20 years of our lives. My husband and I accomplished our life-long dream building a log home in the scenic North Georgia Mountains and since both retiring, we have made this our permanent address.

You can see my artwork at the following places:
Cartecay Vineyards in Ellijay, GA.
Ott Farm and Vineyards, Ellijay, GA
Chateau Meichtry, Talking Rock, GA
Cartecay Wine and Craft, Ellijay, GA
Mountain Treasures on Main,Ellijay, GA
River Street Tavern, Ellijay, GA
Gilmer Art in Ellijay, GA
JZs Taste of Georgia in Cartersville, GA
NGAF Art Gallery in Blue Ridge, GA
Most recently I have had 2 different paintings accepted to be enlarged to 5’ x 3’ outdoor panels for the MAX Project: Murphy, North Carolina MAX Art exhibited outdoors for each quarter in the past year (22-23) made possible by the Valley River Arts Guild and grants including the National Endowment for the Arts. Many thanks so the Valley River Guild and for the invitation to enter. Hopefully, I will be accepted in the May Exhibit, Reception on the 5th and the murals will be hanging until July in the city of Murphy, NC. outdoors.
and from May 2019 there were six pieces of my artwork (3 original and 3 Giclee Canvas prints) hanging on the walls of the State Capitol Building in Atlanta, Ga in the offices of the Speaker of the House until the late Speaker recently passed and now the art is in a special Exhibition in Honor of Speaker David Ralston until 28 February 2023.
Please stop by and see my art. I am always grateful to share.

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Contact me at [email protected]. I take PayPal, Personal Checks and of course cash if applicable. If you are interested in Originals, you may Check out my Gallery named Originals Available or look on each image to check and see if original is available.

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