Jan Kessel

Jan Kessel. Based in Bellingham, WA, US.

  • 20 awards won
  • 1440 comments made
  • 10339 votes cast

Awards

  • 1st place winner 1
  • editor pick 19

About Jan Kessel

It's the magic in nature that speaks to me. With my photography, I try and capture the simplicity of the moment found in the beauty of the natural world. I live at 1100 feet on a mountain in Washington, surrounded by trees and flowers. I also love to travel and be at the ocean. I am constantly inspired and restored by the beauty of nature.

favorite artists

  • Paper Dahlia
  • Hooray Creative
  • Stephanie Goos Johnson
  • Smudge Design
  • Karen Kaul
  • Lindsay Megahed

comments

Khara Ledonne on Sep 22 2020
Khara Ledonne
  • Minted Aug 10, 2018
  • 4 Awards
  • 52 Comments made
  • 5106 Votes cast

What fun to see your name as the first place winner! I live in Bellingham, too, and have always recognized the local places in your photographs. It feels a little extra special to have such a winning 'neighbor' Congratulations!

Debb W on Sep 18 2020
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 13 Awards
  • 8612 Comments made
  • 104923 Votes cast

JAN! First Place, what an honor and well deserved! Congrats, dear lady!

Zoltán Váradi on Jun 10 2020
Zoltán Váradi
  • Minted Apr 15, 2020
  • 25 Comments made
  • 2111 Votes cast

Thanks for liking my submissions. Much appreciated! :-) Your pics are beautiful!

Smile Peace Love on May 28 2020
Smile Peace Love
  • Minted Feb 13, 2014
  • 34 Awards
  • 876 Comments made
  • 81748 Votes cast

Thank you for liking my submissions. Your support is much appreciated!

Carol Fazio on Apr 14 2020
Carol Fazio
  • Minted Jun 23, 2011
  • 41 Awards
  • 6474 Comments made
  • 26983 Votes cast

Hi Jan, thank you for all your kind likes on my art submissions today! I always look forward to seeing your photos because you live in such a beautiful place! Good luck in the challenge and always, xo, C

Ardell McLennan on Apr 05 2020
Ardell McLennan
  • Minted Jan 6, 2015
  • 2 Awards
  • 84 Comments made
  • 1556 Votes cast

Hi Jan, thanks for your like on my poolside submission, I appreciate the support. Love the beautiful colours in your photography. Best of luck in the challenge.

Marco Berrios on Apr 03 2020
Marco Berrios
  • Minted Sep 24, 2019
  • 1 Award
  • 38 Comments made
  • 2978 Votes cast

Jan thank you for the like, best of the luck in the challenge. Marco

Von Sides on Feb 11 2020
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
  • 1 Award
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  • 35543 Votes cast

Thanks Jan!! You have been a source of inspiration and encouragement for me from day one! I'm so excited something finally clicked!!! Von

Von Sides on Nov 06 2019
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
  • 1 Award
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  • 35543 Votes cast

Hi Jan, I do know and enjoy Rebecca Reuth's amazing work! It's nice to have you mention me in the same breath as her, even if it is a dubious club! You are always so gracious and supportive! All the best, Von

Von Sides on Nov 05 2019
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
  • 1 Award
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  • 35543 Votes cast

Hi Jan, Congrats my friend! Another win for your beautiful work! All the best, Von

Lisa Travis on Aug 28 2019
Lisa Travis
  • Minted May 1, 2009
  • 10 Awards
  • 955 Comments made
  • 11152 Votes cast

Hi Jan, thank you for the like on my PB entry-your entries, as always, are beautiful!

Teju Reval on Aug 26 2019
Teju Reval
  • Minted Jul 29, 2018
  • 9 Awards
  • 380 Comments made
  • 3638 Votes cast

Thank you so much for liking my pb submission! Best wishes! :)

veronica belcher on Aug 24 2019
veronica belcher
  • Minted Jul 21, 2019
  • 8 Comments made
  • 8 Votes cast

Thank so much Jan for your like on Unforgettable Friends. I appreciate your support I love your photos, they are all amazing !! congrats and good luck !!!

Amy Hall on Aug 24 2019
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 21 Awards
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  • 6256 Votes cast

Hi Jan! Thank you so much for the likes on my PB entries. I appreciate it! Best of luck. I am a huge fan of your work, it’s just fantastic!

Liza Burns on Aug 23 2019
Liza Burns
  • Minted Mar 27, 2019
  • 20 Comments made
  • 1838 Votes cast

Thanks for your like on my dog art. Your photographs are absolutely stunning.

Patricia Orellana on Aug 22 2019
Patricia Orellana
  • Minted Nov 18, 2018
  • 30 Comments made
  • 2855 Votes cast

Thanks Jan for your support. I am happy you like my painting "incognito". Your Greenage 2 piece is lovely. Best of luck!

Nikita Jariwala on Aug 21 2019
Nikita Jariwala
  • Minted Oct 19, 2017
  • 8 Awards
  • 597 Comments made
  • 9247 Votes cast

Thank you so much for liking my work. Best wishes!

Carmia Jordaan on Aug 21 2019
Carmia Jordaan
  • Minted Aug 2, 2019
  • 1 Award
  • 48 Comments made
  • 1288 Votes cast

Hi Jan, thanks so much for the like! I appreciate it. Best wishes, Carmia

Shannon Kohn on Aug 20 2019
Shannon Kohn
  • Minted Jan 19, 2019
  • 3 Awards
  • 250 Comments made
  • 7811 Votes cast

Thank you for your likes on my "Beach Day Bliss" and "Vitamin Sea 1" designs, Jan! Your photos ROCK (I especially love the beach/water shots)! :-)

Shiv Creativity on Aug 20 2019
Shiv Creativity
  • Minted Apr 16, 2018
  • 1 Award
  • 462 Comments made
  • 12302 Votes cast

Thank you Jan for your like . I appreciate it. Best of luck with challenges.

Marie Barletta on Aug 19 2019
Marie Barletta
  • Minted Oct 24, 2018
  • 147 Comments made
  • 1983 Votes cast

Thank you Jan for liking my “Fairies can fix everything” Pottery Barn entry! I really appreciate it! Best wishes to you also on your many lovely wins!

MAUD GOLDBERG on Aug 16 2019
MAUD GOLDBERG
  • Minted Aug 8, 2019
  • 69 Comments made
  • 918 Votes cast

Thank you Jan. Much appreciated always to create work that other artists also appreciate. Best wishes. Maud

Von Sides on Aug 15 2019
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
  • 1 Award
  • 1374 Comments made
  • 35543 Votes cast

Hi Jan, Thanks ever so much for the encouragement, the luck and the like! I need them all! Working on two pieces for the Pottery Barn challenge. All the best, Von

Von Sides on Apr 03 2019
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
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  • 35543 Votes cast

Jan, Congrats on your mural challenge win!! All the best, Von

Von Sides on Mar 27 2019
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
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  • 35543 Votes cast

Jan, Congrats on your Pottery Barn win!!! Well done! All the best, Von

Faiza Khan on Dec 05 2018
Faiza Khan
  • Minted May 24, 2018
  • 4 Awards
  • 238 Comments made
  • 2992 Votes cast

Jan, really appreciate all your support on my west elm entries. Best of luck with your submissions ~x

Rebecca Rueth on Nov 20 2018
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
  • 15 Awards
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  • 104340 Votes cast

Um, I don't know what just happened but it said error has occurred and then when I refreshed the page it left like 8 copies of the same message! Sorry about that!

Rebecca Rueth on Nov 20 2018
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
  • 15 Awards
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  • 104340 Votes cast

Hi Jan, Thank you so much for all of the likes and feedback in the A New Perspective Challenge! I so greatly appreciate your kindness and support! Good Luck in the Challenge and Best Wishes Always! - Rebecca

Rebecca Rueth on Nov 20 2018
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
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  • 104340 Votes cast

Hi Jan, Thank you so much for all of the likes and feedback in the A New Perspective Challenge! I so greatly appreciate your kindness and support! Good Luck in the Challenge and Best Wishes Always! - Rebecca

Rebecca Rueth on Nov 20 2018
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
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  • 104340 Votes cast

Hi Jan, Thank you so much for all of the likes and feedback in the A New Perspective Challenge! I so greatly appreciate your kindness and support! Good Luck in the Challenge and Best Wishes Always! - Rebecca

Rebecca Rueth on Nov 20 2018
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
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  • 104340 Votes cast

Hi Jan, Thank you so much for all of the likes and feedback in the A New Perspective Challenge! I so greatly appreciate your kindness and support! Good Luck in the Challenge and Best Wishes Always! - Rebecca

Rebecca Rueth on Nov 20 2018
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
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  • 104340 Votes cast

Hi Jan, Thank you so much for all of the likes and feedback in the A New Perspective Challenge! I so greatly appreciate your kindness and support! Good Luck in the Challenge and Best Wishes Always! - Rebecca

Rebecca Rueth on Nov 20 2018
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
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  • 104340 Votes cast

Hi Jan, Thank you so much for all of the likes and feedback in the A New Perspective Challenge! I so greatly appreciate your kindness and support! Good Luck in the Challenge and Best Wishes Always! - Rebecca

Rebecca Rueth on Nov 20 2018
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
  • 15 Awards
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  • 104340 Votes cast

Hi Jan, Thank you so much for all of the likes and feedback in the A New Perspective Challenge! I so greatly appreciate your kindness and support! Good Luck in the Challenge and Best Wishes Always! - Rebecca

Courtney Crane on Nov 18 2018
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 13 Awards
  • 3649 Comments made
  • 58807 Votes cast

Hi Jan, Thanks for the likes! Hope you are feeling better. Good luck to us! - Courtney

Amy McKay on Nov 12 2018
Amy McKay
  • Minted Sep 9, 2013
  • 16 Comments made
  • 56 Votes cast

Hello Jan - thanks so much for your like on "More Important Things". Your photography is stunning! Amy

Amy Hall on Nov 10 2018
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 21 Awards
  • 777 Comments made
  • 6256 Votes cast

Hi Jan! Thank you so much for the likes. All your entries to the latest challenge are really strong. Best of luck!

Alison Jerry Designs on Nov 10 2018
Alison Jerry Designs
  • Minted Jun 1, 2014
  • 64 Awards
  • 2143 Comments made
  • 3818 Votes cast

Hi Jan!! Thank you so much for all the love on my new work for West Elm challenge. So appreciative. You really have so many great entries! Calm for Mom is wonderful and your Intrigue series especially! Best of luck-A

Von Sides on Nov 08 2018
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
  • 1 Award
  • 1374 Comments made
  • 35543 Votes cast

Hey Jan, When you have a chance take a look at the reworked versions of my "Forest Feels" and "Forest Embrace". No hands! Thanks so much! Von

Courtney Crane on Nov 08 2018
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 13 Awards
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  • 58807 Votes cast

Hi Jan. Thanks for the like. As usual, your entries are stunning! Best! - Courtney

AK Graphics on Nov 08 2018
AK Graphics
  • Minted Sep 20, 2010
  • 171 Awards
  • 1353 Comments made
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Thanks so much for the feedback Jan! Much appreciated!! xoxo

Von Sides on Nov 08 2018
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
  • 1 Award
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  • 35543 Votes cast

Jan, Thanks a million!!! I will make those changes. Have work today and an opening for a salon show tonight (Lee is showing a piece). There should be time in the critique period...Long reign the Tulip Queen! Thank you my friend, Von

Von Sides on Nov 08 2018
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
  • 1 Award
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  • 35543 Votes cast

Hi Jan! I've submitted four pieces to the WE Challenge. If you get a minute I would appreciate your expert feedback. Trying to decide if I have gone too experimental in an effort to push the new perspective theme. Many Thanks, Von

Lisa Travis on Oct 09 2018
Lisa Travis
  • Minted May 1, 2009
  • 10 Awards
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  • 11152 Votes cast

Jan, hello and much love for the likes on my PB entries! - Lisa

Dalia Alcantar on Oct 07 2018
Dalia Alcantar
  • Minted Feb 17, 2016
  • 28 Comments made
  • 1486 Votes cast

Thanks Jan for the like on my Bird design, really appreciate it! Your work is amazing, I love tha way you capture colors and nature elements!!

Dalia Alcantar on Oct 07 2018
Dalia Alcantar
  • Minted Feb 17, 2016
  • 28 Comments made
  • 1486 Votes cast

Thanks Jan for the like on my Bird design, really appreciate it! Your work is amazing, I love tha way you capture colors and nature elements!!

Tracy Ann on Oct 06 2018
Tracy Ann
  • Minted Apr 12, 2015
  • 1 Award
  • 558 Comments made
  • 3019 Votes cast

thank you, Jan!!

Jenny Partrite on Oct 06 2018
Jenny Partrite
  • Minted Aug 19, 2014
  • 19 Awards
  • 659 Comments made
  • 6950 Votes cast

Thanks Jan for the likes. I am loving your submissions. ox Jenny

Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa on Oct 06 2018
Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa
  • Minted Dec 14, 2011
  • 16 Awards
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  • 24629 Votes cast

Jan, Thanks so much for the like! Best of luck in the challenge. ;-)

Jennifer Holbrook on Oct 06 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
  • 7 Awards
  • 3325 Comments made
  • 45100 Votes cast

Hi Jan, thanks so much for your likes and support! Your entries are gorgeous. All the best.

Von Sides on Sep 26 2018
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
  • 1 Award
  • 1374 Comments made
  • 35543 Votes cast

Hi Jan, I really do appreciate the like. A little encouragement goes a long way! I joined the Minted Community group to better keep abreast of what's going on. Thanks for asking the questions that the rest of us are thinking! All the best, Von

frau brandt on Sep 25 2018
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 25 Awards
  • 2795 Comments made
  • 15667 Votes cast

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my design, Jan.

Faiza Khan on Aug 28 2018
Faiza Khan
  • Minted May 24, 2018
  • 4 Awards
  • 238 Comments made
  • 2992 Votes cast

Really appreciate your like on my MW 'Take me to the mountains' :) Thank you so much. Best wishes and regards ~ Faiza.

Hannah Lowe Corman on Aug 27 2018
Hannah Lowe Corman
  • Minted Jun 23, 2016
  • 278 Comments made
  • 1502 Votes cast

Hi Jan, Thank you so much for liking and commenting on my mural submissions of "Rainbow Sunset" and "On the Horizon". Your photos capture the beauty of nature and all of its details so well :) xo Hannah

amanda lawrence on Aug 26 2018
amanda lawrence
  • Minted Jan 13, 2013
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  • 36008 Votes cast

Hi Jan - many thanks for all your support and likes and good luck in all these challenges - Amanda

Amy Hall on Aug 26 2018
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 21 Awards
  • 777 Comments made
  • 6256 Votes cast

Hi Jan, Thank you so much for the like! I appreciate it. Best of luck with your entries.

Manuela BK on Aug 26 2018
Manuela BK
  • Minted Nov 24, 2017
  • 2 Awards
  • 1014 Comments made
  • 47356 Votes cast

Thank you so much for your like for Origami Dinosaurs! You have such striking photography. Good luck on your entries!

B.G. Riley_deleted_on_2020721 on Aug 23 2018
B.G. Riley_deleted_on_2020721
  • Minted Aug 20, 2018
  • 12 Comments made
  • 11 Votes cast

Hi Jan, Than you for all of the likes! Your photography work is stunning! Best of luck on this competition! -Brandy (B. Gibbs-Riley)