Narrative and humour are important to me. My paintings often reference historical biography with details informed by research. The inherent visual clues balance the virtuosity of mark-making and painterly rendering to create a choreographed and seductive whole. Inspired by current and historical events my work seeks the participation of an audience to the same extent as my involvement and enjoyment of the 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.

Jan is currently working on a new body of work for her first UK solo exhibition at Chelsea Waterside Art Space scheduled for May 2021.


A solo exhibition of paintings prints and drawings 

"images of iconic artefacts portraits and eclectic subject matter are expired in the context of social history"