Janna Watson

RECENT EXHIBITION: Fruit of the Loom
340 Dundas Street West, Toronto
May 15-29, 2021

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

30 X 30 in. - $3,800.00 CAD
The Beginning of Summer
48 X 48 in. - $7,800.00 CAD
Must Be A Sour Sop
48 X 48 in. - $7,800.00 CAD
Meandering
60 X 60 in. - $10,900.00 CAD
Don't Mangle The Grapes
96 X 72 in. - $18,000.00 CAD
Tangerine Sun Ghost
96 X 72 in. - $18,000.00 CAD
Drinking The Kool Aid
Sold
60 X 48 in. - $9,300.00 CAD
Fruits of the Spirit
Then Spoon The Lime Sorbet Into A Martini Glass
60 X 60 in. - $10,900.00 CAD
Gum Tree
48 X 48 in. - $7,800.00 CAD
The Blue Sun
I Dropped a Cantaloupe While Unlocking the Door
60 X 60 in. - $10,900.00 CAD
Bright Grey Lights
48 X 60 in. - $9,300.00 CAD
Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Banana
Crickets Blend and Unblend with the Sound of the Fridge
82 X 96 in. - $20,400.00 CAD
Moving Ahead
40 X 60 in. - RUG - Edition of 10 - $8,000.00 CAD
Categories of Strange, Sweet and Funny
40 X 60 in. - RUG - Edition of 10 - $8,000.00 CAD
Randomize in Picnic Form
40 X 60 in. - RUG - Edition of 10 - $8,000.00 CAD
If These Floors Could Talk
36 X 72 in. - RUG - Edition of 10 - $8,500.00 CAD
Floating Through Silky Space
36 X 72 in. - RUG - Edition of 10 - $8,500.00 CAD
The Night Is Darker Than Olives
40 X 60 in. - RUG - Edition of 10 - $8,000.00 CAD
Fruit of the Loom
48 X 36 in. - $6,300.00 CAD
Down A Creative Slide
60 X 48 in. - $9,300.00 CAD
Woggle Fast and Push Your Muscles
60 X 48 in.
Powerlines Oscillate
48 X 48 in. - $7,800.00 CAD
Sun Fun
60 X 60 in. - $10,900.00 CAD
Lil' Bit Wiggly
55 X 82 in.
Morning Pages
30 X 24 in. - $3,200.00 CAD
Slate Plate
72 X 84 in. - $16,200.00 CAD
Last Call
60 X 60 in. - $10,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson Artwork | Bright, colouful, expressive, gestural abstract paintings inspired by emotions.
60 X 60 in. - $10,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson Artwork | Bright, colouful, expressive, gestural abstract paintings inspired by emotions.
30 X 30 in. - $3,800.00 CAD
Janna Watson Artwork | Bright, colouful, expressive, gestural abstract paintings inspired by emotions.
48 X 36 inches - $6,300.00 CAD
Janna Watson Artwork | Bright, colouful, expressive, gestural abstract paintings inspired by emotions.
48 X 36 in. - $6,300.00 CAD
Janna Watson Artwork | Bright, colouful, expressive, gestural abstract paintings inspired by emotions.
48 X 36 in. - $6,300.00 CAD
Janna Watson Artwork | Bright, colouful, expressive, gestural abstract paintings inspired by emotions.
36 x 48 in. - $6,300.00 CAD
Janna Watson Artwork | Bright, colouful, expressive, gestural abstract paintings inspired by emotions.
36 X 36 in. - $5,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson Artwork | Bright, colouful, expressive, gestural abstract paintings inspired by emotions.
48 X 48 inches - $7,800.00 CAD
Janna Watson Artwork | Bright, colouful, expressive, gestural abstract paintings inspired by emotions.
54 X 54 in. - $9,300.00 CAD
Janna Watson Artwork | Bright, colouful, expressive, gestural abstract paintings inspired by emotions.
48 X 48 in. - $7,800.00 CAD
Janna Watson Artwork | Bright, colouful, expressive, gestural abstract paintings inspired by emotions.

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