Janna Watson

RECENT EXHIBITION: Melancholy Has a Day Job

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 artwork featured in JW Marriott Vancouver

Listen to Janna Watson's interview on The Jealous Curator podcast

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60 X 60 in. - $9,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Talking About Fruit & Flowers, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 60 in. - $9,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - How I Feel After Making Rational Decisions, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 72 in. - $11,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Melancholy Has a Day Job, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
54 X 54 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Swollen April Breeze or a Sexy Text, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 48 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Melatonin Disturbance, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 48 in. - $7,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Quiet Storm, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Janna Watson - A Star Whose Fire Ceased to Exist Millennia Ago, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 60 in. - $9,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Slam Dunk, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Janna Watson - Pulls Its Own Sound in After Itself and Disappears, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 36 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Close to my Nebulous, 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
83 X 96 in. - $18,800.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Only Humans Fall Out of Being, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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48 X 48 in. - $7,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Let's See Who Controls Danger, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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72 X 36 in. - $7,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - I Just Get This THIS, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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48 X 36 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - All Your Syllables, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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Janna Watson - I Don’t Turn the Lights on When My Veins Pound, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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48 X 48 in. - $7,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - You Turned Me Into a Blush Brush, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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54 X 54 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Personal Feelings, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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60 X 60 in. - $9,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - A Still Life (?), Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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60 X 60 in. - $9,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - A Velvet Ribbon is Beyond Me, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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60 X 60 in. - $9,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Your Eyelashes Make Me, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 60 in. - $9,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Time Is Invisible, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
54 X 54 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Nerves Like Live Wire, Mixed Media on Panel with Resin, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 36 in. - $4,600.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Subterranean Innuendo, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 48 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Payne’s grey is a tone and a feeling, Mixed Media on Panel with Resin, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 48 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - To Be Wild, Mixed Media, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 60 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Desire is Textured, Mixed Media, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Janna Watson - When I Chase Waterfalls, Mixed Media on Panel with Resin, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 x 48 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Threads of Time, Mixed Media on Panel with Resin, 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
48 x 36 in.
Janna Watson - Ocean Miles, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 36 in.
Janna Watson - Maraschino Olive, 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
36 x 48 IN. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Brainstorm, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Janna Watson - A Split Second This Instant, 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
48 x 48 in. - $7,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Untitled, Mixed Media on Panel with Resin, 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
30 x 30 in. - $3,500.00 CAD
Janna Watson - White Cat Does Laundry, Mixed Media on Panel with Resin, 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
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