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A loose, acrylic painting of a group of horses standing in waterThe Troop, acrylic on canvas

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.

An acrylic painting of a tiger walking through a dark, abstracted spaceWalk This Way, acrylic on canvas

Artist statement on Jan Pearson's

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.


A watercolour painting of two herons "dancing" with one anotherThe Dancers, watercolour

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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