Janna Watson

RECENT EXHIBITION: Falling Forward
June 4-20, 2020
340 Dundas Street W., Toronto

Bau-Xi Gallery recently presented a dynamic new body of work by Toronto-based painter, Janna Watson. 

"This body of work represents the movement of energy from the mush of the unconscious, and translating this into some kind of human reality."

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

View Janna Watson's CV

96 X 82 in. - $18,500.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Free Fall, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 48 in. - $7,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - If You Saw My Insides, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 48 in. - $7,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Water Feelings, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 60 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Cleared My Mind This Morning, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 60 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Life Of Curves, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 72 in. - $9,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Whispering In My Ear, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 60 in. - $9,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - When Stuck Inside My Mind, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 60 in. - $6,750.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Something And Nothing, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
30 X 30 in. - $3,500.00 CAD
Janna Watson - The Purpose Of Thinking, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 48 in. - $7,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Colour Is The Biggest Elephant, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 60 in. - $9,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Falling Forward, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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16 X 16 in. - $1,350.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Make Me Happy III, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 36 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Down A Creative Slide, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 48 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Subterranean Innuendo, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 36 in. - $4,600.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Light Storm, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
20 X 20 in. - $1,850.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Make Me Happy I, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
30 X 30 in. - $3,500.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Heat Wave, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
30 X 30 in. - $3,500.00 CAD
Janna Watson - I Want To Be In The Sky, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
12 X 16 in. - $1,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Make Me Happy II, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 72 in.
Janna Watson - A Dreamscape, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed, 60 X 72 in. - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 60 in.
Janna Watson - Whistle for a Bear, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
54 X 54 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Ice Mint, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 48 in. - $7,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Garden Moves, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 48 in. - $7,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Equation, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 72 in.
Janna Watson - Rose Gold Halo, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 x 48 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - A Sky Scape with a few Variances, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 x 48 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - At The Airport, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 36 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Eating Almonds, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 36 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Winter Scape, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 x 48 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Touch My Ozone, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 48 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - What's Better Than Grass, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 36 in. - $4,600.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Bewitched, Mixed Media on Panel with Resin, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
30 X 30 in. - $3,500.00 CAD
Janna Watson - In Another Time, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
30 X 40 in. - $4,300.00 CAD
Janna Watson - I Try To Talk About What Colour Means, Mixed Media on Panel,,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
40 X 30 in. - $4,300.00 CAD
Janna Watson - I Nail My Tongue To The Ground, Mixed Media on Panel with Resin, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 36 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - In My Place, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
30 X 30 in. - $3,500.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Sandcastle in my Head, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 60 in. - $9,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - No Seer Sees What's Next, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 60 in. - $9,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Your Eyelashes Make Me, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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