Jan Clifton Watford’s interest in art began as a very young child. Through childhood she studied privately with several art teachers and was recognized with several art awards. Education includes Florida State University, Georgia Perimeter College, and a Bachelors of Visual Art from Georgia State University. Graduate work includes a masters degree in teaching and learning with specialization in integrating technology in the classroom from Nova Southeast University. For many years she taught art from her home and then from her own retail store that also included wholesale and retail sales, and arts and crafts. Her original designs for the gift market industry have sold nationally and internationally. She taught public school for eleven years with the last eight years in elementary art to inner-city children. In her retirement, she is enjoying pursuing her interest in fine art painting in water color, acrylics, and collage, and an additional interest in writing and illustrating educational books for young children. Her first picture book, Drabsville, was published in September of 2012. A few weeks later, her first chapter book, Roland’s Stupendous Imagination And The Native Americans, was published as an ebook. Presently there are two more educational books in development, Lucy And Pablo’s Garden, and Big 10, Little 1. In 2012 she was also awarded with the honor of becoming a lifetime member of Who’s Who Wordwide.
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artist, author, illustrator and app developer