“I love painting abstracts.Colors, shapes, lights and darks can be arranged and re-arranged to create the feeling and emotion coming from within the artist.”
An artist all her life, it was in 2010 during a special week-long mentoring session in Taos, New Mexico that ignited her passion for abstracts.
“My work is a collection of places, feelings of color, light and dark, movement and stillness that I translate into abstracted forms.”
Jan’s work is acrylics on canvas or heavy watercolor paper with a variety of tools to move and manipulate the paint. “My artistic process is intuitive and spontaneous. My parameters are the color pallet I choose and the shape and size of the surface I am painting on. I have a very basic idea of what I want to create and let the flow of color and paint guide me.”
Originally from Washington State, Griggs now makes her home in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband Rick, and their forever 75 lb. puppy, Ruger.
The desert has influenced her latest work, while is still being influenced by the cool grays, blues and greens of the Puget Sound area.