Jan Heaton's art quietly unravels a story that creates an emotional connection with the
viewer and reminds us of a feeling, place, or time. A quest for the natural beauty that
surrounds us, her paintings are inspired by the structure, color, and patterns in nature.
Working in watercolor, her organic forms integrate with the texture of the heavy cotton
paper. The marks, pigment selections, and translucent layers are precise, thoughtful,
and carefully planned.
Jan’s observations on how color influences our well-being are translated into a visual
escape. A reverent personal journey created by thousands of stories, life experiences,
and what brings her peace, inform Jan’s desire to offer a new perspective on familiar
forms. She opens a window to the beauty she finds in her world and offers it up for the
interpretation of the viewer in her works.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Jan Heaton is a third-generation artist. Her artwork is
represented by galleries and art dealers in Austin, San Antonio, San Francisco, and
Atlanta. She teaches workshops at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Mexican Culinary
Traditions, the Contemporary Austin Art School, and the Peninsula School of Art.
The body is made up of thousands of stories. You hold the pen every moment of every
day and night. One small stroke of a yes can alter the book. An ongoing reminder that
every chapter is yours. - Victoria Erickson