Jan Marie DeLipsey, a Texas ranch woman, divides her time between the Western states of Colorado and New Mexico and the family horse and hay farm in rural East Texas. Jan Marie started riding when she was 4 and now six decades later she is still horseback, often without a saddle on her Andalusian mare. Although Jan had a long career as a psychologist consultant in litigation, first and foremost, she is now a painter of oils.
A lover of the Western landscape and way of life somewhere along the way, Jan Marie feel in love with painting. She has been juried as an associate into several prestigious national painting societies; Women Artists of the West, American Women Artists, Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionists Society – to name a few.
Jan’s paintings depict her experience of the landscape in a naturalistic way. She is particularly interested in common everyday life events and the simplistic beauty of a grove of trees or clear running limestone stream. In Jan’s words, “Mother Nature does a fine job of showing the truth of her simplistic beauty all around us and I want to convey that sense by paying homage with paint, board, and brush. For me, the simplest scene of a hayfield or lone standing Oak Tree and violet shadows brings forth deep emotions that are hard pressed to explain. I feel driven to share my love of the outdoors with others and one way to do that is through painting.”
It would not be unusual to find Jan and the easel perched on a mountain in a blowing snowstorm, in a hay field right after a cutting or deep into an arroyo of New Mexico. Jan will tell you that painting onsite electrifies the senses and brings freshness to landscape painting that studio work alone cannot convey.
Dr. DeLipsey’s work has been juried into several national shows and museums: “Under a Vast Sky” Tucson Desert Art Museum(Arizona, American Women Artists first museum show of 25 in 25 campaign), the 47th Annual Women Artists of the West National Juried Show ( Maryland), 28th Annual Juried show of the Water Works Museum, “Confluence” (Montana), “Scenic Vistas of the San Gabriel Mountains”, California Art Club (California), Small Works 2017 National Juried Exhibition (New York) Holiday Treasures Salon (Huse Gallery, Balboa Island, California), 26th Annual Juried Breckenridge Fine Arts Center (Texas, Honorable Mention) , Art Center of Estes Park and many more national juried competition across the United States.