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 paintstrokes 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-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.

RECENT EXHIBITION: Patterns of Up and Down
Janna Watson artwork featured in JW Marriott Vancouver, click here to read more
Listen to Janna Watson's interview on The Jealous Curator podcast
View Janna Watson's CV
72 x 84 - $14,600.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Wisdom: Better Get Some, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 36 in. - $4,600.00 CAD
Janna Watson - A Split Second This Instant, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 48 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Loss Less, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 60 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Seduce Some Ice Cream Cone, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 60 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Melancholy is My Day Job, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 60 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Left Eye Shut, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 60 in. - $9,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - No Seer Sees Whats Next, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 60 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Another Ocean Metaphor, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 48 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Half an Hour Day, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 60 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Desire is Textured, Mixed Media, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 48 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Maraschino Olive, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
30 X 30 in. - $3,500.00 CAD
Janna Watson - A Few Main Themes, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 60 in. - $9,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Luck is a Power Boat, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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30 X 30 in. - $3,500.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Desire & Distance, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 48 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Early Grey, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
30 X 30 in. - $3,500.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Glow Inward, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Janna Watson - Things That Make Me Shake, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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36 x 48 - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Ocean Miles, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 48 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - The Sun in Silent Tension, Mixed Media on Panel with Resin, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
30 X 22 in. - $2,800.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Upside Down is a Whole New Way of Seeing 2, Mixed Media on Panel with Resin, 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
36 X 36 in. - $4,600.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Monday is a Compact 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
48 X 60 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - The Hands Also Look, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 36 in. - $4,600.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Another Religious Cloud Painting, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 48 in. - $7,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - A Woman & Her Rosé, Mixed Media on Panel, 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
48 X 60 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Between: Held Space, Mixed media on panel,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
24 X 24 in. - $2,500.00 CAD
Janna Watson - In Clean White Sheets, Mixed Media on Panel with Resin, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 72 in. - $7,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Levitating Me You, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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