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Cheshire, Connecticut artist Jan Lesnikoski's inspiration to create is legacy. Born and raised in Wolcott, Connecticut, Jan is a self-taught artist. He was inspired by the creativity and passion evident in the art of his mother, Elizabeth "Betty" Lesnikoski and his aunt, Marguerite "Marg" Klein.
To Jan, the mere fact that one can extract simple elements from the earth and mold them into pieces both utilitarian and artistic provides power to a pottery wheel - the ultimate marriage of form and function.
Jan's inspiration to paint has many sources: the intrinsic beauty of the New England countryside and seashore; the juxtaposition of a weather worn barn against the soft backdrop of supple foliage; the view of a serene lake as seen through a fen of reeds.
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