Jan Dilenschneider

Darien, CT

Influences from impressionism and expressionism echo in Jan’s rich palette, loose brushstrokes, and luminous vistas.

Jan Dilenschneider finds much of her inspiration in the wondrous variegation of nature. Her affinity the atmospheric effects of light and color link her to the venerable local tradition of landscape painting exemplified by the Cos Cob School that ‌flourished a century ago. “I am greatly influenced by living on Long Island Sound, where many subjects lie within a mile of my home and studio,” Dilenschneider has mused. “Beautiful old trees, crystal blue water, elegant grasses, birds and great storms. I see a painting in everything: spring green leaves against bright blue skies, or misty trees that fade to blue-gray. The beauty of the world is my inspiration.”