My name is Jan Harcus. I am a self-taught artist through both practical experience and learning by trial and error. I’ve always enjoyed and admired art and often wondered what it would be like to create an image on canvas. The first time I touched a paint brush to canvas was in 1997 and ever since then, I have enjoyed the pleasure of delving into my creative and expressive side. At that time, I began to explore painting with oils. To this day, oil is my go to medium.

I found myself in complete awe of nature and all the creatures we live with since I moved to Pinawa, Manitoba over 20 years ago. Connecting with nature and the marvel of the spectacular beauty has been an integral and inextricable part of who I am. My many nature journeys down the forest paths of the TransCanada Trails have been the primary relationship that inspired me to create ‘Thou Art”.

I felt spiritually lifted and overwhelmed with the peacefulness of the forest. At a time when the pathways of life seemed so unclear, the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest put me in touch with what was really important; the present moment enveloped by our Creator. A sound mind. Peace. A soothing for the soul.