Jan Donley writes, paints, and teaches in Boston, Massachusetts. Donley studied art with traditional tools and then found her medium unexpectedly with an iPad screen as her canvas. She believes that digital art is an important disruption in the art world.
In September 2017, Juror James Wagner, Exhibits Specialist at JFK Museum, chose Donley’s painting “Coffee Table” for the Members Juried Show at Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM). In March 2018, Randi Hopkins, Director of Visual Arts at Boston Center for the Arts chose Donley’s painting “Train Study” for the Members Juried Show at PAAM. Also, from December 14, 2017-January 20, 2018 “Train Study” was featured in the “You Should Be an Artist” Exhibition at Michael Ingbar Gallery in New York City.
Donley teaches writing and literature at Berklee College of Music. Her novel, The Side Door, made the American Library Association’s (ALA) Rainbow List, was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award, and won the Golden Crown Literary Society’s Award for Dramatic General Fiction. She loves Provincetown and is grateful to be represented by Stewart Clifford Gallery.