Jan Pearson grew up on a farm in Missouri, where she was exposed to nature in a variety of forms. These experiences now influence her delicate naturalist paintings, where the artist explores abstraction and figurative painting.
Jan tends to paint in a very loose, expressive style that depicts the light and shadow of a space as much as it does objects and figures. In many cases her works verge on abstraction, with figures blending and melting into similarly-colored backgrounds. This equal focus on foreground and background gives Jan’s paintings a softness that carries through whether she’s painting portrait of wild horses or a house cat.
Last time we featured Jan’s fun, explorative artwork we discussed the way that the artist experiments not only with subject matter, but with media as well. Jan still holds true to this, showing off a talent for selecting the perfect medium for a given subject, like thin watercolors for ethereal floral works, or textured acrylic and mixed media for dynamic portraits.