Today we’re taking a look at the work of Jan Pearson. Jan is a very prolific artist who works in a variety of mediums including watercolours, acrylic paints, and pastels. When I look at Jana’s work I see a clear love for the pure experimentation and process of art making. Her finished artworks are as varied in medium as they are in style and appearance, and it’s great to see an established artist still playing with different techniques, colours and ways of working.
Jan has a very loose way of working that translates well to her mix of subject matter. Her portraits of children take on the hazy fog of old photographs or distant memories, and she doesn’t spend too much time trying to perfect a realistic face, rather building her image on mood, tone and atmosphere. In all of Jan’s fun, explorative artwork, whether she is painting portraits of wildlife, people, landscapes, or even abstracted imaginary scenes, she takes an approach that is laid back and unconcerned with getting every detail correct.