Winfield resident Jan Hathaway is a new member artist of Gallery 1001. A life-long photographer, she recently began to view her images as art at the urging of friends and students.
Jan admires the paintings of Georgia O’Keefe and photographs of Ansel Adams. She credits their work as influential to her own. Inspired by the infusion of art in Winfield, she said, “Art saturates Winfield. Capturing a moment in time is my photography goal. It gives me pleasure to share my pictures with others.”
A former early childhood special education teacher, she has continued her passion for teaching into retirement as instructor of photography classes for seniors through Cowley College. She takes a camera everywhere she goes and photographs events, portraits, and natural scenes.
“My husband and I travel quite a bit. I enjoy capturing the beauty and the memories with my camera.”
Widely recognized for her colorful notecards, Jan recently discovered how to put her images on wrapped artist canvas. The vividly colorful enlargements inspire many gallery viewers.
Jan lives in Winfield with her husband of forty-seven years, retired pastor Ken Hathaway. They enjoy life with their two daughters and families, including five grandchildren.