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Artwork during the Pandemic Donna Colwart Richard

Meet Donna Colwart Richard

Donna, like Jan Wilken, is also a member of the Jefferson Art Guild and has been passing her quarantine time painting for a cause. She painted pet portraits in exchange for donations to local Non-Profit Organizations helping our community during this pandemic. What a great idea!

Donna is quite modest of her talent, saying she is merely a painter trying to improve her abilities now that she has retired. She reached out to Facebook friends on March 30, 2020, to announce her idea to paint pet portraits for donations. The choice of non-profit organizations was up to the recipient of the portraits and worked on an honor system. Donation amounts were suggested based on her normal asking price of the portraits.

Donna is also involved with the Metairie Art Guild and the New Orleans Art Association.

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Artwork during the Pandemic Jan Wilken

Meet Jan Wilken

You may remember Jan Wilken from my story featured in Flapper Press, Works of Art in Jefferson Parish. I reached out to Jan and asked her if she created any paintings during the pandemic that I could share. Without delay, she said yes!

When I asked Jan how long she had been painting, “oh, all of my life” was her response. She started studying art with John McCrady in the early ’60s. (A Louisiana painter and print-maker, and has been referred to as the most important New Orleans artist of the 1930s and 1940s. Featured in articles in Newsweek, Time, and Life magazines. In 1939, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to document the faith and lives of African Americans in the South. Resource: www.thejohnsoncollection.org/john-mccrady ) Jan is a member and founder of the Jefferson Art Guild

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If you are interested in her work, you can contact Jan Wilken through her website: http://www.janwilkenart.com/ or email: harahanjan@hotmail.com

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