ART on the Square Gallery

artist / owner

Jan Dalton

My husband and I retired in 2005 and moved from Las Vegas to Summerville, SC.  Our goal was to reinvent our lives and go back to doing what we both loved to do.  His is music and mine is art.   And now 10 years later here we are.  He is playing his trumpet all over Charleston in several theaters and the Southeast with his wedding band 17 South.  And you will find my art in different galleries.

I have always loved animals.   They have played a big role in my life since childhood and appear often in my artwork. So, when I’m off to explore one of my favorite subjects —  All of God’s creatures big and small or when I seek out natures glorious colors, rich yet delicate my creative juices flow.  

Primarily self-taught I use many different mediums in the creation of art. When a medium or style catches my eye that I’m not familiar with I have a driving need to try it.  Most recently is Skillet Batiking using watercolors on rice paper.   I have fun with Acrylics when I apply the creative mixed media of putting everything in my art except the kitchen sink.   Egg shells, string, nuts and bolts.   I love to use watercolor on Yupo.  And of course, I enjoy the use of traditional Oil Paints, Watercolors, Acrylics and Oil Pastels.