Featured Artist Jan Clizer

Artsy Shark is pleased to present the portfolio of painter Jan Clizer. Enjoy her lovely work and see more by visiting Jan’s website and blog.

Jan Clizer is a fine art painter and musician whose focus of creative expression is inspired by the culture, history and landscape of Scotland.  An American of Scots ancestry, Jan’s lifelong passion for Scottish culture and Celtic music have resulted in repeated trips ‘across the pond.’

Extensive stays since 2003 have taken her down many interesting tracks, actively participating in local village and city life in North Scotland.  Supportive friends and patrons include Jan in sailing adventures, work parties, road trips and all manner of music and local events, enhancing her knowledge of Scottish culture firsthand.

Simply put, art and music are Jan’s life . . . past, present and future. A self-taught painter raised in the coastal NW US, Jan’s strong desire to ‘put marks on something’ as a small child were firmly discouraged. In 1980, living in a ruggedly beautiful area of the US West, she took up pencil and brush.

Two children and making a living put painting in the background for a substantial period, but the desire and inspiration remained constant.  Drastic medical events and life changes in the immediate family in 1997 gave her the mental push necessary to commit to her passion, and she spent 6 years painting and exhibiting at art festivals throughout the western US.

A working tour of Europe in the mid-’70s originally brought Jan to the UK, and a 24-year-old dream was realized in 2003 when her Scottish odyssey began again to travel and do research for a series of Celtic music images. She paints, exhibits and plays fiddle in both Scotland and Northern Idaho, as family responsibilities permit.  Her focus on Scottish and Celtic music subject matter is striking a surprising chord – an amazing percentage of the global population has some portion of it’s roots in the “Celtic countries.”

Ms. Clizer’s paintings are collected and  commissioned on both sides of the Atlantic, while selected images are available as conservation-quality very-limited reproductions.


  1. What a talented artist and great person. I’m excited to see Jans success. When you view one of her paintings you almost feel you are there.

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