JAN LEE JOHNSON
The visceral quality of paint, be it oil or waterbased has always since a child intrigued and impelled me to create and visualise with paint.
In another life i may have been a detective, as I eagerly seek to discover clues through stories and events which inform the context of my work.
my paintings are continuously evolving as i seek to present my ideas through a combination of a traditional painterly genre through a contemporary lens.
Historyand humour are important to me. My paintings often reference historical biography with details informed by research. Inspired by historic and current events events my work seeks the participation of an audience to the same extent as my involvement and enjoyment of the creative and imaginative process.
Jan Lee Johnson spent several years as a scenic painter at BBC TV studios painting large scale backdrops, followed by freelance work as a court artist at county and national court trials sketching participants from memory for media publication.