Artists / Colorado

Jan Mapes

Kim, CO

The roots of Jan’s professional art career extend deep into childhood, where her family’s love for the outdoors nurtured curiosity and creativity. Her mother taught her to savor the world and love its creatures. A heritage also handed down by her grandfather who introduced Jan to the life of a southern cowman, filling her mind and heart until horses, cattle and cowboys became a craving as strong as sweets! When Jan moved west to Colorado, she discovered that horses were everywhere just like she’d imagined. The west took up residence inside of her. It’s shapes, colors and movements lured her in, and fed her growing curiosity. Although art and science often hold up two different ends of a spectrum, this powerful combination continues to fuel a passion in Jan for nature and the wonder tucked into the fabric of creation.

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