Welcome…to my new website and portfolio.

We are still in the working phase (July-Aug) so please excuse some of the empty pages or unrelated photos. I wanted to launch so that the Blog/Journal would be functional for my trip up to Haida Gwaii. The contact page and email is also functioning…so feel free to comment – I appreciate any feedback you can offer.

In the future there will be a “store” for online shopping, and a video archive of free painting lessons.

Thanks for visiting.




Jan Poynter is a professional artist, illustrator and instructor from the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, Canada. Jan’s outstanding conceptual rendering abilities have contributed to her fine art and commercial career with expertise in watercolor and acrylic painting, pastel, and traditional scratchboard. With over 30 years teaching experience Jan shares with her students all her knowledge and energetic joy in creative expression.


My mission statement

is to promote “professionalism” in the arts:

  • By educating creative individuals about basic business and marketing practices with regard to the production and presentation of their own work, approaching galleries or a retail marketplace, and small business management and self-promotion.
  • By educating the business sector with regard to the value of creative skills, relationship building, and de-mystifying the creative process to make it a positive and productive experience.