Jan Priddy
Fine Art Oil Paintings

Jan Priddy, Wildlife Artist
Get out and Explore Nature


Jan Priddy Fine Art

Jan was born in Virginia and currently lives in the country on 10 acres. She loves nature, wildlife, and photography. Jan's passion for wildlife shows in her artwork as she captures the animals in their environment. She likes to capture an animal's expression, personality, or intense stare by creating details that enhance the encounter. In October of 2014, Jan attended an unforgettable artist retreat workshop in Minnesota. Jan attended a workshop with Jan Martin McGuire, Wildlife Artist and Conservationist, James Gary Hines II, Wildlife Photographer, and Robert Caldwell, Wildlife Artist. At the workshop, Jan connected with other artists and made life-long friendships. Her connection with the animals changed her life in many ways. It has sparked a new journey doing what she loves every day. Jan loved the experience of holding a fox and receiving a warm, welcomed kiss, that was very heart-felt.

Her goal is to become a part of wildlife conservation. Jan has contributed to the local ARK (Area Rehabbers Klub), a non-profit organization for wildlife rehab. Jan has also donated to the Richmond Prom Mom Event that benefits the JDRF, a foundation with a solid plan to create a world without Type 1 Diabetes.


Connecting with Nature


Jan Priddy Fine Art

Jan enjoyed having the chance to hold a very playful and curious raccoon. All the animals are tame and loved by the handlers at Wildlife Connections. This gives individuals an opportunity to see up close and personal the beautiful animals and their personalities. A very uplifting, rewarding experience that will last a lifetime of memories.

Africa Safari Adventure in 2016 proved to be a life changing event. Zoo animals vs animals in the wild - VAST difference. See Jan's Africa Adventure Click Here.



Affiliations
Member of the James River Art League
Member of the Bon Air Artist Association


Awards



  • May 2018 - Third Place - "The Lovely Giant" Juried All-Media Show at Crossroads Art Center.
  • March 2018 - First Place - "Old Green's Visitor" Bon Air Artist Assoc. Judged Art Show.
  • May 2017 - Honorable Mention - "Majestic One" Juried All-Media Show at Crossroads Art Center.
  • March 2017 - Second Place Award - "King One Day" in the "Wildlife Show" at Crossroads Art Center.
  • March 2017 - Second Place Award - "Tanzania Zebra" in the "Wildlife Show" at Crossroads Art Center.
  • March 2017 - Second Place Award - "Spirit Guide" in the "Wildlife Show" at Crossroads Art Center.
  • October 2016 - First Place Award - "Old Green's Visitor" - Wildlife Category - JRAL's 2016 Members Judged Exhibit "Subject Matters"

Exhibitions



  • April 2018 - Montpelier Center of Arts "5th Annual South Atlantic Juried Exhibition". "Moose Kiss" and "Aroused Curiosity"
  • April 2018 - Art Speaks on the Bay Juried Art Show - "Tanzania Zebra".
  • February 2018 - Artful Healing - Nine pieces were accepted into the Bon Air Artist "Artful Healing" Show.
  • November 2017 - BuyRVA Art - Two pieces were accepted into the "Through the Window" show.
  • October 2017 - RL Caldwell Studio & Gallery - 6 pieces were accepted into the "Trip Advisor" show.
  • September 2017 - Crossroads Art Center - 3 pieces juried in the "Into The Woods" art show.
  • September 2017 - BuyRVAArt.com - "The Wolf" juried into the Live Show at Crossroads Art Center.
  • August 2017 - RL Caldwell Art Studio Gallery - Art Demonstration Day, Art Show
  • June 2017 - "Boy From Africa" - Juried Show "Spring Into Summer" BuyRVAArt.com Live Show at Crossroads Art Center.
  • May 2017 - All-Media Juried Art Show - Crossroads Art Center - "Majestic One" (Honorable Mention), "Elephant Trio"
  • April 2017 - Montpelier Center of Arts "4th Annual South Atlantic Juried Exhibition". "My Maasai Girl" and "African Kingfisher"
  • April 2017 - Art Speaks on the Bay - (Bay School Community Arts Center) - "Boy From Africa".
  • March 2017 - Juried Art in the Crossroads ALL-MEDIA SHOW - "Cautious Cub", "Atop A Wild Horse"
  • March 2017 - Juried Art Show for RVA Online Art "Wildlife Show". Three pieces were accepted in the show.
  • June 2016 - First Unitarian Universalist Church - Annual JRAL Members Judged Exhibit.
  • May 2016 - 25th International Miniature Art Show at the Seaside Art Gallery.
  • April 2016 - Art Speaks on the Bay - (Bay School Community Arts Center) - "Slow Ride".
  • October 2015 - Juried Show - "Art At The Mill" at Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood VA. Five paintings were in the show.
  • May 2014 - 3 Person Art Show - "Three Graces". ArtHaus Visual Arts Studio, Midlothian, VA. Twelve original paintings displayed.