Jan Narducci studied art for more than 10 years with the late Margie McCarty in her studio in Indian Mills, NJ, where she learned numerous multimedia techniques. After Margie's death, some of her students formed a group called "Friends thru Art," and Jan has been painting with them for over 26 years. The "Friends thru Art" group has exhibited in Burlington County College, The Center for the Arts Gallery and The Gibson House in Marlton.
Jan also took various art classes and workshops at CFASNJ (The Center for the Arts in Southern NJ), Gloucester County College, and with other art affiliations and groups including ATI (The Artist/Teacher Institute) and AENJ South (Art Educators of NJ South). She is currently studying with watercolorist Marie Natalie.
She earned a liberal arts degree at Rutgers University, choosing history of art as a complement to her studio performance. She exhibited at Rutgers, Stedman Art Gallery numerous times.
Along with her three solo exhibitions, her award-winning fine art and photography work has appeared in many juried shows in the tri-county area and is in private collections in NJ and PA.
"The one great thing about art," Jan says, "is the ability to explore your creativity, you can never learn enough and your mind is always craving more. Because of that Jan works in various media including pastel, colored pencil, charcoal, mixed media, collage, oil, book arts, calligraphy and watercolor. She also paints various subject matter, from realistic to abstract. That's the pleasure of art; you don't have to concentrate on one type of painting style or technique for self-expression."