Janna Watson

Janna Watson's compelling abstract compositions use colour, line, and energetic brushstrokes to evoke emotion in the viewer. Her work possesses an elegant and powerful energy, created with a carefully balanced pairing of loose painting and gestural mark-making. Watson's paint strokes are feeling, sensing, emotive “moments” that wholly refer to this mark-making itself without retreating into the sometimes alienating world of pure abstraction. They are altogether honest and confident, vulnerable and evocative portraits of colour, texture, space, and movement.

Watson holds an honours degree in Drawing and Painting from the Ontario College of Art and Design, and since graduating has exhibited extensively across Canada and internationally in more than 20 solo exhibitions. Her work has appeared in notable public collections including those of TD Bank, CIBC, Nordstrom, Telus, the Ritz-Carlton, ONi ONE, the Soho Metropolitan Hotel, and Saks Fifth Avenue. In 2013, she was commissioned to create an impressive, 11 x 31-foot painting for the lobby of AURA, Canada’s tallest residential building.

Watson’s paintings circulate regularly at international fairs, including the Toronto International Art Fair, CONTEXT Art Miami, and in Seattle, where they were recently featured by Artsy in its list of “10 Works to Collect at the Seattle Art Fair.” Watson’s work has been covered by publications such as The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, NOW Magazine, and House & Home.

Janna Watson interview with Artist Decoded podcast

Janna Watson artwork featured in JW Marriott Vancouver

Listen to Janna Watson's interview on The Jealous Curator podcast

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44 X 84 in. - $11,050.00 CAD
Janna Watson artwork 'Breathe In, Breath Out, Breath In, Breath Out' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
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36 X 48 inches - $6,300.00 CAD
Paintings Have Auras Too
48 X 36 in. - $6,300.00 CAD
Janna Watson artwork 'Clean Energy' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
48 X 36 in. - $6,300.00 CAD
Janna Watson Artwork | Bright, colouful, expressive, gestural abstract paintings inspired by emotions.
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Janna Watson artwork 'Pushed The Wrong Button But It Worked Out Anyways' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
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Janna Watson artwork 'Not over but in the rainbow' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
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60 X 60 in. - $10,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson Artwork | Bright, colouful, expressive, gestural abstract paintings inspired by emotions.
60 X 40 in. - RUG - Edition of 10 - $8,000.00 CAD
Fruit from the Loom
72 X 84 in. - $16,200.00 CAD
Janna Watson artwork 'Eclipsed Sun' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
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48 X 84 in. - $11,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson artwork 'Golden Hour' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
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48 X 48 in. - $7,800.00 CAD
Warm Melty
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I Dropped a Cantaloupe While Unlocking the Door
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48 X 48 in. - $7,800.00 CAD
Season Shifts
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48 X 48 in. - $7,800.00 CAD
Must Be A Sour Sop
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60 X 72 in. - $12,700.00 CAD
Accordion
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58 X 80 in. - $13,300.00 CAD
Wilderness of Under the Surface
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58 X 80 in. - $13,300.00 CAD
Float
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40 X 60 in. - $8,100.00 CAD
The Night Turns On Its Tap
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72 x 72 in. - $14,400.00 CAD
Cloud Burst
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60 X 60 in. - $10,900.00 CAD
Ocean Light
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60 X 60 in. - $10,900.00 CAD
Flipped in the Sky Like a Pizza Pie
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48 X 48 in. - $7,800.00 CAD
The Sky Sets the Mood
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60 X 40 in. - $8,100.00 CAD
Curled Up Like a Cat in the Moonlight
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40 X 60 in. - $8,100.00 CAD
Sky Writing
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48 X 36 in. - $6,300.00 CAD
Water Reflects the Truth
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48 X 36 in. - $6,300.00 CAD
Inner Sky
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48 X 48 in. - $7,800.00 CAD
The Smell of Salt Water Makes Sails Float
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60 X 60 in. - $10,900.00 CAD
Blue Moon Over My Head and Disappeared
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72 x 72 in. - $14,400.00 CAD
Blue Moon
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36 X 48 in. - $6,300.00 CAD
Getting Dressed in the Dark
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44 X 84 in. - $11,050.00 CAD
Moon Circles, Tide Swells
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10 X 8 in. - $20.00 CAD
Janna Watson Artwork | Bright, colouful, expressive, gestural abstract paintings inspired by emotions.
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