in Michigan, Jan is a third generation artist who calls
Austin home. Heaton’s artwork is represented at The Hunt
Gallery - San Antonio, Elizabeth Gordon Gallery - Santa
Barbara, Studio EL - San Francisco, Soho Myriad - Atlanta,
and Kirchman Gallery - Johnson City, Jan also has art
dealers representing her work in London, Chicago, Los
Angeles, Houston and Dallas. Jan is a faculty member of
the Austin Museum of Art School, and a Signature Member of
the National Watercolor Society.
paintings are personal observations of color, movement,
and relationships inspired by forms in nature. I prefer
the watercolor medium, as I love paper, and the organic
manner in which the pigment integrates with the paper. The
marks and translucent layers are precise, thoughtful, and
During the past six months I have been researching how
color in our surrounding environments — particularly
nature — influences our personal health and well being.
After reading the book "Healing Spaces" that explores how
our immediate environment affects our senses, emotions and
immune systems I began to paint what brought me peace.
With an emphasis on repetitive, quiet patterns of movement
found in nature I focused on line, color, and form.
understand that my paintings may draw different meanings,
and I wouldn't have it any other way. 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 another interpretation. I hope my paintings will allow
the viewer to observe a familiar object in a new way."
Armenian Cucumbers 2