Jan Heaton

Mussel Shells
Heaton, J
TR39568

Limpet 2
Heaton, J
TR39567

Keyhole Limpet
Heaton, J
TR39566

Limpet 1
Heaton, J
TR39565

Mussel Shells 3
Heaton, J
TR39564

Namaste
Heaton, J
TR39563

Namaste 22
Heaton, J
TR39562

Breathe
Heaton, J
TR39561

Namaste 13
Heaton, J
TR39560

Namaste 7
Heaton, J
TR39559

Namaste 6
Heaton, J
TR39558

Namaste 5
Heaton, J
TR39557

Namaste 2
Heaton, J
TR39556

Namaste 3
Heaton, J
TR39555

Rose Mandala 2
Heaton, J
TR39554

Delft Blue 1
Heaton, J
TR39553

Collaboration
Heaton, J
TR34809

Waterworks
Heaton, J
TR34808

Lemons and Limes 2
Heaton, J
TR33985

Lemons and Limes 2
Heaton, J
TR32663

Watermelon Radish 4
Heaton, J
TR32662

Watermelon Radish 5
Heaton, J
TR32661

Red Onion 4
Heaton, J
TR32660

Red Onion 5
Heaton, J
TR32659


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Photo of the Artist
Jan Heaton

My paintings are personal observations of color, movement, relationships and forms in nature. I prefer the watercolor medium, as I love paper, and the tactile manner in which the pigment integrates with the paper. Painting on cold pressed 100% cotton paper I patiently build translucent, veiled layers of color, allowing the forms and values to evolve in a detailed and orchestrated manner. I normally work in a series, which permits the wet color to dry thoroughly between layers. The images are not restricted by the paperís edges. Every random mark is there because it needs to be there. The reputed "happy mistakes" (that watercolor legend reports often occur in this medium) are planned and controlled.

The circular orbs in my current work are simple, bold, direct, sensual, playful and often mysterious. The sphere recalls harmony, rhythm, movement, patterns, and boundless symbolic metaphors. In my work the circle exists independently and in groups, referencing water patterns on a shore, or a rising moon, rounded fruits, or the shape of a flower. The circle reminds me of family and friends, who are very important to my creative process. The times spent in a circle, talking, eating, dancing, playing, telling stories and solving the problems of everyday life. The memories of this connection to the circle are important to me.

My intention is not to impose a specific message to the viewer. I often hesitate to title my paintings, for fear that they will be translated only according to my vision and close a door to the viewer's interpretations. I hope my paintings will allow the viewer to observe a familiar object in a new way.

Photograph by Jennifer Sparks

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