I love painting abstracts. Colors, shapes, lights and darks can be arranged and re-arranged to create the feeling and emotion coming from within the artist. An artist all her life, it was in 2010 during a special week-long mentoring session in Taos, New Mexico that ignited her passion for abstracts. “My work is a collection of places, feelings of color, light and dark, movement and stillness that I translate into non-representational abstracts.”
Jan’s work is acrylics on canvas or heavy watercolor paper with a variety of tools to move and manipulate the paint. “My artistic process is intuitive and spontaneous. My parameters are the color pallet I choose and the shape and size of the surface I am painting on. I have a basic idea of what I want to create and let the flow of color and paint guide me.”
The three words that best describe her work, “Happy, colorful, free-spirited.” Originally from Washington State, Jan Griggs now makes Scottsdale, Arizona her home.
You can visit Jan's website to view more of her work here.