Jan has been making prints for over 40 years, developing printmaking techniques by experimentation and innovation. Her prints are hand pulled, signed and numbered.
Jan Heath grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and attended the University of Kentucky, University of Md., and Montgomery College, Takoma Park,Md.
In 1979, drawn by the natural beauty and friendly quality of the Berkeley Springs area, Jan left the Washington, DC area with her husband, painter Jonathan Heath, and their son, Damian, to build their home and studios. Working and living in rural Morgan County provides a continuing source of inspiration for Jan’s prints. In 1992, Jan and Jonathan opened the Heath Studio Gallery in Berkeley Springs, open weekends 11-5 and weekdays by chance or appointment.
In 1999, their grown son, Damian returned to Berkeley Springs with his wife, Betsy, to open the restaurant, Lot 12 Public House, to rave reviews. Damian is a James Beard Award semifinalist and the restaurant is rated the no. 1 restaurant in West Virginia in 2016 by Business Insider Magazine. The restaurant, open for dinner only, is located at 117 Warren St. in Berkeley Springs. 304-258-6264
Jan’s prints have received recognition in many regional, national and international exhibitions. Her work is shown in numerous galleries and shops in the mid-Atlantic region.