I paint, I splatter, I wipe it all off and start again. Sometimes – I feel like throwing it all out and starting over…but then I add a line here or a circle there and somehow….synchronicity happens….or serendipity…and it all comes together.
My inspiration? Not sure...it’s whatever captures my interest at any given time. Often it comes from the seat of an airplane when I am looking down at the landscape…the textures, colors and shapes intrigue me. Other times I see what other artists do and think to myself… ”How do they do that?”…..so I head on down to the art supply store…carrying my dreams...my thoughts…my excitement…and my creative energy…and I buy more stuff. I’m not sure what is going to come out….but I know when it is complete…it says to me ”hey…stop…this is perfect…”
Born and raised in suburban Northern California, artist Jan Weiss received her fine art degree from California State University - East Bay with an emphasis on human rendering, but discovered in later years a love for mixed media, glue, paint, gel mediums and textured paper. Inspired by views from textures in the earth, multi-cultural colors, patterns and handmade paper, Jan uses this inspiration to express an original thought, a unique idea and an individual expression.
In recent years Jan has added digital design to her growing body of work. Using a digital drawing pad and pen, she creates bold abstract florals, rich landscapes and expressive and engaging patterns that can be applied to a number of product designs. Images are layered with watercolor effects offering finished pieces in intense color tones and compelling hues.
Jan currently lives and maintains a studio in the Bay Area with her husband, cat and dog in an energetic positive environment that encourages her to live an artistic life.