Jan Gauthier b. 1958) is a native of California and a graduate of San Francisco State University. Gauthier looks to her immediate surroundings in West Marin County for her subject matter, photographing floral still life and landscapes. She achieves a unique atmosphere in her work by hand coloring traditional gelatin silver prints with oil based pigments, imbuing the black and white images with warm umber and sienna tones and adding subtle texture to the surface.
Gauthier was the first female graduate of the photojournalism department at San Francisco State University. She has been the recipient of the Greg Robinson Scholarship for photography and received the Resident Artist Grant from the Morris Graves Foundation in Northern California for Fall 2003. She has had one-person shows at the Bolinas Museum and The Triton Museum of Art in the summer of 2004. And, Gauthier will have a one person exhibition at the Morris Graves Museum of Art in Northern Califom in 2008
Her landscape and floral photography can be seen at Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery in San Francisco, CA; Scott White Contemporary Art in La Jolla, CA; Anne Reed Gallery in Ketchum, ID; Anne Loucks in Chicago, IL; Julie Nester Gallery in Park City, UT, and Thomas Deans Fine Art in Atlanta, GA.
She lives and works in Marin County in the San Francisco Bay Area.