Jan Gauthier is a native of California and lives in Petaluma, California. Her photographs reflect West Marin and Sonoma County. She achieves a unique atmosphere in her work by sepia toning her gelatin sliver prints. The surface is then further enhanced with a treatment of oil-based pigments and wax.

Gauthier was the first female graduate of the photojournalism department at San Francisco State University. She was the recipient of the Greg Robinson Scholarship for photography and received the Resident Artist Grant from the Morris Graves Foundation in Northern California.

Her landscape and floral photography has been featured in one-person exhibitions at the Triton Museum of Art, The Bolinas Museum, The Morris Graves Museum, and the US State Department’s Artists and Embassy show in Libreville, the capitol city of Gabon in West Central Africa. Her work has been exhibited at galleries across the country including: Elins Eagles Smith Gallery in San Francisco, CA; Julie Nester Gallery in Park City, Utah; Anne Loucks Gallery in Chicago, Illinois; and Renee George Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina.