impressionist landscape trees summer hudson river cleremont nY


Jan Blencowe,

Summer in Cleremont, acrylic on linen, 20×24

A view of the beautiful property at the Cleremont Mansion along the Hudson River in NY state.


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Jan Blencowe

About Jan Blencowe

Professional landscape painter and teacher, loves beauty, nature, gardens, poetry, dogs, tea and life!


Jan Blencowe

Artists Statement


The canvas is both a window and a mirror for me. Through the window of the canvas I create a poetic and elegant vision of nature, the way it was, the way it should be, the way it will be again. Luminosity and veils of translucent color invite quiet contemplation. Each painting is also a mirror reflecting joy and celebration, a visual sonnet of beauty and grace, a journey for the soul, a landscape illuminating the longing of the heart.


I focus on soft edges, rich textures and evocative light that reach in to create peace of mind and heart. Through the harmonization of color, shape and tone paradise is not lost but remembered, hoped for, realized on the canvas and resurrected in our mind.


Recent Awards and Accomplishments



Best in Show Tracy Art Center pARTners in Art Show

Chosen by Chroma Interactive Acrylics to be feature in their promotional materials


Juried into the New Britain Museum of Art Show

Two paintings selected to hang in the US Embassy in Honduras

 as part of the Art in Embassies Program

Clinton Art Society 59th Summer Exhibition Jane Stannard Grannis Memorial Prize

Best in Show Tracy Art Center pARTners in Art Show

Paint America Competition Mini Top 50 Landscape finalist


First Place Madison Art Society annual juried show


Paint America Top 100 Landscape Competition finalist

Hartford Fine Art, Connecticut Plein Air Painters Juried Show


Mystic Art Association Regional Juried Show

Mystic Art Association Juried Cabin Fever Show


Connecticut Fine Artists Juried Show, Slater Memorial Museum


Honorable Mention Essex Art Association Summer Juried Show

Renaissance in Pastel National Exhibit, Club House Gallery, W.Hartford           


Honorable Mention Renaissance in Pastel National Exhibit, Slater

Memorial Museum