Painting has taught me how to see. The door to a new dimension has opened —light against dark, negative space, shapes as opposed to objects, and above all, COLOR. My life will never be the same.
Jan Wright is a water media artist who uses color to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Although she primarily paints landscapes, her portraits of people and animals, her abstracts, and records of her imaginary journeys to enchanted lands are displayed in local, regional and national shows. Her work has appeared at the Japanese American National Museum in LA as well as venues in Rhode Island, Washington State, Houston, Vernon and San Antonio, Texas, and Missouri. She was also invited to participate in the Taiwan Watercolor Society International Festival, 2008.
Jan has received numerous awards including Best of Show at the Art Council of San Bernardino County in 2005. The Texas Watercolor Society awarded her signature membership as well as the Oppenheimer Foundation Award in 2007. She received her signature membership in the Missouri Watercolor Society in 2010. She has been juried into Watercolor West in 2002 and 2005, receiving awards both times as well as exhibiting work in the National Watercolor Society Member Show in 2004 and 2010.
Her work has appeared in many juried shows throughout Southern California in addition to the Manzanar Interpretive Center and Museum in Lone Pine and the Placerville Art Association. She is a juried member of Women Painters West and has served as an officer on the boards of National Watercolor Society, Mid-Valley Arts League and the Pomona Valley Art Association.
Her exhibits include five solo shows, four two-artist shows and three three-artist shows. Her work is on display in Gallery SoHo in Pomona, CA. Jan’s demonstrations at art associations, classes and the Millard Sheets Gallery at the LA County Fair include the use of traditional watercolor; “triplex,” a three-layer procedure using watercolor; and a combination of watercolor and pastel on Wallis sandpaper.
See Jan Wright in print @ http://awalkintoabstracts4.com/