Janna Watson

RECENT EXHIBITION: 
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

82 X 96 in. - $20,400.00 CAD
Moving Ahead
Sold
60 X 60 in. - $10,900.00 CAD
Don't Mangle The Grapes
48 X 48 in. - $7,800.00 CAD
Must Be A Sour Sop
30 X 30 in. - $3,800.00 CAD
The Beginning of Summer
Then Spoon The Lime Sorbet Into A Martini Glass
Woggle Fast and Push Your Muscles
60 X 48 in. - $9,300.00 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
48 X 60 in. - $9,300.00 CAD
Opening a Window is a Spring Clean
49 X 69 in.
The Dance
48 X 60 in. - $9,300.00 CAD
Powerlines Oscillate
36 X 48 in. - $6,300.00 CAD
Janna Watson Artwork | Bright, colouful, expressive, gestural abstract paintings inspired by emotions.
Janna Watson Artwork | Bright, colouful, expressive, gestural abstract paintings inspired by emotions.
I Dropped a Cantaloupe While Unlocking the Door
30 X 30 in. - $3,800.00 CAD
Janna Watson Artwork | Bright, colouful, expressive, gestural abstract paintings inspired by emotions.
48 X 48 in. - $7,800.00 CAD
Sun Fun
48 X 36 in. - $6,300.00 CAD
Janna Watson Artwork | Bright, colouful, expressive, gestural abstract paintings inspired by emotions.
48 X 36 in.
Down A Creative Slide
48 X 36 in. - $6,300.00 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.
60 X 60 in. - $10,900.00 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.
54 X 54 in. - $9,300.00 CAD
Janna Watson Artwork | Bright, colouful, expressive, gestural abstract paintings inspired by emotions.
Janna Watson Artwork | Bright, colouful, expressive, gestural abstract paintings inspired by emotions.
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
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