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“Creating harmony, warmth and a reflection of life itself is my goal. Every painting that I create is done with the intention of providing the viewer with joy and happiness. Each painting reflects my love of life and nature. While my instincts guide me to be more practical with my creations, my free spirit takes over and my art develops into something more bold and creative than I would have imagined”.
-Jan Lord

Born and raised in Canada, Jan Lord studied art from the time she was in Grade School. During her childhood, she could be seen painting during the summer months in the beautiful parks in Vancouver, B.C. Throughout her career, she has studied under a variety of Canadian and American watercolor and acrylic artists.

Jan has found her total and unique style through many great instructors. Her techniques include acrylic and oil pastels, glazing, and adding a variety of elements such as aluminum, graphite, paper, iron, nuts and bolts.

Jan’s art can be found in numerous private and corporate collections.

Jan’s true inspiration comes from music. The rhythm and words will have an emotional effect and transmit into the art. Forms and shapes of people will also appear. Her abstract work is known for its layered color fields and textured surfaces. She specializes in working with oils, acrylics, charcoal, graphite and mixed media on wood panels.

“Art Without Emotion is Inadequate”

Jan Lord

 

Adelman Fine Art represents Jan Lord in San Diego, California.

 

Q & A INTERVIEW

 

Icebreakers:

 
AFA: What would be the title of your autobiography?
JAN:What You Get Is What You See
AFA: What’s your favorite tradition or holiday?
JAN: “Christmas in Vancouver with my family.”
AFA: Who was your childhood actor/actress crush?
JAN: “Michael Caine!”
AFA: If you could have the power of teleportation right now, where would you go and why?
JAN: “Egypt – silently gliding on a river boat experiencing the historic and mystical sites and sounds of the magical Nile. It was the most seductive spiritual beautiful trip I’ve ever done.”
AFA: You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick?
JAN: “You Can’t Always Get What You Want, by The Rolling Stones
 
Artwork Related Questions:
 
AFA: How do you start a painting – do you have any special rituals?
JAN: “I start by layering colors from the palette I have chosen. Following the natural shape and composition the paint takes on.”
AFA: What have you found is your favorite part of the creative process?

JAN: “Watching shapes appear. Especially when people and faces appear unexpectedly. It’s very spiritual. I once did a painting where 5 spirits emerged totally unplanned, and another of 3 women in Chinatown Vancouver where the painting was going to reside.”

AFA: How do you know when a piece is done?
JAN: “It’s a gut instinct – I just intuitively know. When I walk away and come back to the piece it has to hit me in the gut with ‘I just love it.’”
AFA: Are there any other creative channels that you use to express your creativity?
JAN: “I am a huge believer in mentoring. I love visiting museums and reading of my idols, such as The Women Of Abstract Expressionism.”
AFA: Has your creativity changed stylistically as you’ve matured? If it has changed please explain.
JAN: “Yes, most definitely. I was a timid artist 15 years ago afraid to venture past landscapes and flower fields. I was very fortunate to have a mentor/teacher who encouraged a new style of using layers of paint and glaze, scratches, and letterings. Combined with my love of music, rock and blues, my art took on the rhythm of whatever I was listening to and transported me to that time and place in my life. Hope it does yours too!”
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