Muse /myo͞oz/: A person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.
Meet our February Monthly Muse, Jan Edwards of Musebox Art Stuidos. Jan creates works of art through her expressive and lively canvases. She sees the world through her muses, finding their elusive creative sparks in nature, history, people, music and memories.
What originally led you to Naples?
My parents were long-time Naples residents, and I came down here every winter to visit them for many years, and always loved it. My sister also lives here full-time and her family so we are all here now.
What’s your favorite spot/thing to do in Naples?
Between all of the fabulous favorite restaurants and great shopping like Shannon’s shop, alongside the Naples Art District, I would have a hard time choosing just one thing. I’m not much of a beach person but I love the weather here! It’s better than Minnesota!
What three words describe your style?
Eclectic, colorful, and I guess I try to be unique.
How did you discover Shannon Green?
I first wandered into Shannon’s original shop when she was across from Cambier Park. I met Shannon there and never really knew her that well until she moved into her new space. It was then we got to know each other very well. She’s one of my favorite people!
What is your favorite piece/designer from SGC?
Well, I have many favorites from SGC, so it would be hard to pick just one but I think I own the most pieces of Marla Aaron. I’m kind of addicted! I love combining her things with my own special jewelry and other things that I’ve gotten at SGC. I also love Erica Molinari and Suzy Landa. I love all of their pieces, and my latest special piece from Brent Neale is also wonderful, which is my little special orange mushroom pendant!