Jan Vogtman moved from Minneapolis to Moscow, Idaho, in 1985. This “city girl” took a year to adjust to life in a small town college town. In 1986, she and Bob designed and built their dream home on the east ridge of Moscow Mountain where they now live.
Jan enjoyed drawing as far back as she can remember. Her earliest drawing attempts were to copy the images on Disney playing cards. This is about the time her parents realized she had some artistic ability. K-12 she excelled in art and dreamed of continuing her education in art school. Family finances, beliefs, and the need to “make a living” pushed her into taking a job with Control Data Corporation after high school. That job turned into a 22 year career, international travel, and friendships that continue to enriched her life.
In 1986, Jan started working at the University of Idaho in a part-time position. Her position evolved into full-time as Coordinator for the Executive Speaker Series in the College of Business and Economics, where she worked for 21 years. While working at the university she started taking art classes—and was on her to fulfilling her dream. She became interested in watercolor in 1998 while taking a class from Amy McMurtry.
Jan retired from the University in 2007 and now enjoy painting and socializing with friends who have the same interests. She loves to learn and has attended workshops by: Arleta Pech, Linda Wallace, Roberta Tiemann, Judy Brand, Pat Weaver, Stan Miller Wes Hanson and Steve Henderson.”
Memberships: Palouse Watercolor Socius, Idaho Watercolor Society, and Northwest Watercolor Society.