Jan Heaton’s watercolors offer a personal viewpoint that celebrates nature and then abstractly reaches beyond the obvious. Heaton’s watercolors are inspired by the structure, color, and pattern of elements in nature that are often overlooked. Her work isolates details and exposes the viewer to an everyday object or place seen from a new perspective. She incorporates her background in calligraphy and design to create sensuous and tranquil organic forms. Born in Detroit in 1947, she calls Laguna Beach and Austin home. She has participated in several exhibitions in Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Houston, Johnson City, and San Antonio, all in Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; Marble Falls, Santa Barbara and San Francisco, all in California; and London, England. Heaton is a faculty member of The Contemporary Austin Art School, and a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Sparks Photography