Janna Watson’s abstract paintings capture vivid records of her motions as she paints, each gestural mark contributing to a narrative within the piece. Active brushstrokes are balanced by open spaces, quiet swoops of color, and places for the eye to rest. Washy fields of color contrast with deeply saturated strokes and vertical lines which hint at foreground and background. Watson has shared that her work is greatly influenced by the role her grandfather, also an artist, played in her development as a painter, saying "I am continuously inspired by [Arthur’s] fascination to make clashing colors work. Through his lessons, I remember him telling me 'I love things harmoniously ugly.' These words have stuck with me throughout my practice."

Janna Watson holds a BFA with Honors from Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, ON. She shows her work across North America, and at Okanagan Heritage Museum, Kelowna, BC. She has been featured dozens of publications, and her work is in collections such as Nordstrom, Toronto, ON; Saks Fifth Ave, Toronto, ON; Hudson’s Bay Company, New York, NY; and The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, ON.

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Janna Watson CV

2019 Exhibition Catalog Seven Perfect Syllables

2018 Exhibition Catalog Moody As Light

2017 Exhibition Catalog Heavy With Dreams

2016 Exhibition Catalog Talking to Orchids

40 x 50 inches - $7,900 USD
Clouds Within Me
36 x 48 inches - $7,100 USD
Violet Ray
40 x 50 inches
Only Sweetness
24 x 30 inches - $3,700 USD
Ocean Breeze
50 x 40 inches
Summer Party
54 X 54 in. - $10,600 USD
Every Blade of Grass on my Front Lawn
30 x 24 in.
Forest Shower
Driving is Pleasant in the Evening
48 X 36 in.
Blue Light
20 x 16 inches
40 X 30 in. - $5,400 USD
Somewhere A Doorbell Rings
20 x 20 inches
30 x 24 inches
Sunsets in the City
40 X 30 in. - $5,400 USD
I Try To Talk About What Colour Means
36 X 36 in.
Janna Watson Artwork 'Time is a Road' | Available at fosterwhite.com
16 x 16 inches - $1,700 USD
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