Jan Davies


Lake Almanor, CA


I have lived in Plumas County since 1977. It is a place so steeped in nature and wildlife, that every day, every view, is a photographic opportunity. Photography captures and freezes moments in time that would otherwise be missed, or compressed by our brains into the daily mash of life. Whether I am capturing wildlife, birds, clouds, water, landscapes, stars, flowers, even people... the excitement comes in savoring a singular moment in time... often these moments occur faster than our vision can record... or we simply overlook the beauty of a sunset or cloud... but the photograph brings us into mindful presence instantly.

I am drawn to color, texture, contrast, and visual drama of all sorts. In fact I am so distracted by visual cues that I have learned the art of listening as a skill, which I use daily as a health educator and holistic /spiritual life coach. I wear many hats in my community, including 20 years as a hospice volunteer, and co-own a construction business with my husband. He is a backwoodsman, and native to this area so he knows all the back roads and hidden treasures.

I love to haunt Lassen Volcanic National Park, with its 4-season beauty; the bucolic nearby valleys of ranching; the rodeos and music festivals; the waterways: lakes, rivers, streams and waterfalls; the Eastern Sierras along Hwy 395 to the high deserts and everything in between. Although I dabbled in 35mm photography, I have been a digital enthusiast and semi-professional since 2006. I am influenced by Ansel Adams, the great Western/American Landscape art movement of the 20th century, and other artists such as Albert Bierstadt, Frida Kahlo, and Georgia O'Keeffe.


Peaceful Views by Jan Davies


Up the Creek by Jan Davies


Mountain's Majesty by Jan Davies


Tuesday's Dinner by Jan Davies


Goose Bay Sunrays by Jan Davies


Up to the Mountain by Jan Davies


North Shore Winter Blues by Jan Davies


Fisherman's Heaven by Jan Davies


Carnival Sky by Jan Davies


Karel's View by Jan Davies


Mt. Lassen with Tree by Jan Davies


March Lamb by Jan Davies


Hat Trick by Jan Davies


Silver Buckle Chute #4 by Jan Davies


Champion by Jan Davies


Sierra Cattle by Jan Davies


Grandpa's Lilies by Jan Davies


Cotati Lights by Jan Davies


Owens Valley Cholla by Jan Davies


Frozen Reflection by Jan Davies


Moon Tree by Jan Davies


Vulcan's Eye by Jan Davies


Autumn Crossing by Jan Davies


Cottonwood Moon by Jan Davies


Lovely Lassen by Jan Davies


Luminous Lassen by Jan Davies


Red Rock Blooming by Jan Davies


Morning Groom by Jan Davies


Lake Cruiser by Jan Davies


Brokeoff Mtn. in Spring by Jan Davies


Shadowland by Jan Davies


Bright Lichen by Jan Davies


Morning Sparrow by Jan Davies


Winter Willow by Jan Davies