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.

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Janna Watson artwork featured in JW Marriott Vancouver

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48 X 48 in. - $7,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Birds Flutter About the Yard, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Janna Watson - I See Bibles, A Stop Sign, A Santa Hat, People., Mixed Media, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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60 X 60 in. - $9,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - No Seer Sees What's Next, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
30 X 40 in. - $4,300.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Fragments of Blue Dense, 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
36 X 48 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - How Do You Like Meow?, Mixed Media on Panel, 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 40 in. - $4,300.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Somewhere a Doorbell Rings, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 48 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Limbs On A Soft Pillow, Mixed Media on Panel, unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 36 in. - $4,600.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Love Is Not Consolation, It Is Light, 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
Janna Watson - The Colour Yellow Stands for the Sun (Van Gogh), Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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30 X 30 in. - $3,500.00 CAD
Janna Watson - My Diffuser, 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
60 X 60 in. - $9,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Your Eyelashes Make Me, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 48 in.
Janna Watson - Half an Hour Day, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - 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
30 X 24 in. - $2,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - My Middle Ground, Mixed Media on Panel, 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
48 x 48 in. - $7,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Untitled, Mixed Media on Panel with Resin, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 48 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Melatonin Disturbance, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
72 x 84 - $14,600.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Wisdom: Better Get Some, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
30 X 24 in. - $2,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Major and Minor Things, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 36 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Pieces of Me, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 36 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Vitamin D Feels Like an Air Balloon, Mixed Media on Panel with Resin, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 48 in. - $7,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - As Transparent as an Insect Wing, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 x 48 in. - $7,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Tornado Meets Volcano, Mixed Media on Panel with Resin, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 48 in. - $7,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Funnest Queens are in Drag, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 36 in. - $4,600.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Monday is a Compact Day, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
30 X 30 in. - $3,500.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Resolution Kale Smoothie, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
30 x 30 in. - $3,500.00 CAD
Janna Watson - White Cat Does Laundry, Mixed Media on Panel with Resin, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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