Her Art is Worth a Thousand Lyrics
For Jan Lord, music is more than a pleasurable pastime; it’s the inspiration behind her artwork.
Each painting, expressionist at its core, integrates not only the tone or mood of a favorite song, but meaningful lyrics that remind her of the beautiful and exotic places she has been fortunate to visit during her life. Her art is currently on display in Europe, Canada and the United States.
This juxtaposition of music, art and memories can be experienced in her paintings, Jan’s expansive surfaces command the attention of passers-by, reward the focus of new as well as seasoned collectors and magically transform any space.
In Jan’s early adult life growing up in Vancouver Canada, she was taught by several artists using a variety of mediums including oils, acrylics, stained glass, and, collage. In 2005 her life and her art took on a new form, a freedom of expression and emotion when she moved to Southern California. Jan continues to draw inspiration from great artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Jean Michel Basquiat, Cy Twombly, and Frank Stella to name a few.
Jan paints on wood panels made by her husband out of Baltic Birch with Douglas fir frames. The wood – rather than canvas – allows her to scratch and draw into the wood giving more depth and meaning to the painting.
Jan’s original abstract art paintings and mixed media assemblages have been exhibited in Aspen, Austin, Beverly Hills, Brussels, Carmel, Laguna Beach, Los Angeles, Los Gatos, San Diego, Scottsdale, as well as private collectors’ homes and commercial properties.