Extended to February 29, 2024
3045 Granville Street, Vancouver
Janna Watson's compelling abstract compositions use colour, line, and variegated brushstrokes to evoke emotion in the viewer. Her works possess an elegant and powerful yet light-hearted energy, created with a carefully balanced pairing of loose painting and gestural mark-making. They are honest, confident 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 has exhibited extensively across Canada and internationally in more than 30 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 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.