Jan Ellen has been working as a professional artist since graduating with a bachelor degree in art from UW Steven's Point in 1976. She has an extensive list of collectors both private and commercial. Some her most note-worthy corporate commissions include NFL Alumni, Ameritech, The Town Hall of Fort Myers Beach, Northwestern Mutual Insurance and Sears.

Located permanently in Cape Coral, FL she has been privileged to paint across the United States, Norway, Austria, England, France, Italy, Germany, and Mexico.

She was nominated as an "Angel of the Arts" for Best Visual Artist in 2006 by Alliance for the Arts - Fort Myers, FL.

A published author, workshop instructor, art show judge/juror and popular lecturer, Jan's art has been featured numerous times in print; Home Decor Magazine, M Magazine, Happenings Arts & Entertainment Magazine, Grandeur Magazine, Island Sand Paper, and television; HGTV, Fox News TV6 - Milwaukee and National Public Television.