Jan Bennicoff, artist, writer, and classically trained soprano, received a B.A. in drawing and painting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her work focuses on watercolor, egg tempera, oils, alkyds, artist trading cards, and wire wrapped and beaded jewelry. Well rounded in the arts, she also has a B.M. in vocal education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as well as graduate credits in vocal performance from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Bennicoff got her start writing and illustrating for the Outpost Exchange, a natural food publication in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
After moving to New Hampshire, the Nashua Telegraph, the southwestern New Hampshire newspaper, utilized her talents as a writer, photographer and artist. Bennicoff wrote and illustrated a weekly food column as well as a cookbook review and who's who column.
As a critic, her byline appeared on weekly music, dance and theatre previews and reviews. Bennicoff wrote and illustrated for Today's Woman Magazine in Springfield, MO. for three years.
In June of 2009 she moved to Lynn Haven, Florida.
Jan is presently a member of the Panama City Artists, in Panama City, Florida as well as a director of City Arts Co-op in Panama City. She was a member of the Springfield Visual Arts Alliance for 10 years, wearing many hats-writing their newsletter, and serving as exhibits director and president.
Presently Jan teaches drawing, watercolor and oil painting classes at City Arts Cooperative in Panama City, Fl. and beginning voice for the Encore program at Gulf Coast College.