About Jan Hellwege
Jan Hellwege attended the University of Central Oklahoma where she earned an Art Degree in 1986 while raising her children. She had a career
in Graphic Arts in a corporate environment
for twenty-three years and is now retired.
When she’s not painting, she is on the tennis courts, practicing yoga or traveling.
She has a passion for nature, and is an advocate
for pet adoption. She paints animals, landscapes, seascapes, and commissioned pet portraits
with an impressionistic approach and has won
some local awards.
The painting to the left is a self portrait,
with all the dogs and cats she has ever owned.
Commissioned pet portraits are her most favorite thing to paint. She gives 20% of commissioned pet portraits to pet shelters.