Janna Watson has become well-known for her compelling abstract compositions, which use color, line, and energetic brushstrokes to evoke emotion in the viewer. Watson views her work as a visual expression of emotion, externalized through paint. The work possesses an elegant and peaceful energy, created with a carefully balanced pairing of loose painting and gestural mark-making.
Watson’s work has a fresh contemporary impact, which has not gone unrecognized. Her work can be found in several significant collections including the TD Bank Financial Group, CIBC, and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Most recently, she was selected to create a magnificent 11x31 foot painting for the feature space in AURA, North America’s largest condominium building with a strong focus on building a meaningful Canadian art collection. The Toronto-based artist has exhibited across Canada and internationally.
Watson’s paintings show regularly at international fairs, including the Toronto International Art Fair, SOFA Chicago, CONTEXT Art Miami, and in Seattle, where she was Foster/White's featured artist in 2016. Her works were recently featured in Artsy's list of “10 Works to Collect at the Seattle Art Fair,” and have been included in publications such as The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, NOW Magazine, and House & Home.