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 director of City Arts Co-operative in Panama City, Florida. She was a member of the Springfield Visual Arts Alliance in Missouri for 10 years, wearing many hats-writing their newsletter, and serving as exhibits director and president.
Presently Jan is a member of the St. Andrews Ukulele Orchestra where she takes turns playing her 8 ukuleles.