My name is Jannah Kirkland. I am a native Texan, yet I have lived in many places. I learned many years ago that my soul belongs with the mountains so I cannot live too long away from them. I try to honour my love of nature with my art.
I was trained in realism for the first 20 years of life, learning the techniques necessary to achieve a certain skill level. After years of experience and adventure, and learning how to see life with all its beauty, I now focus mostly on abstract expression of the organic. Even my more linear, geometric paintings have elements of the organic. My painting style is mostly intuitive and free-form, focusing on color and movement, and painted largely on hand-crafted canvases made for me by my partner. I primarily use acrylics at this time but will be expanding my repertoire to once again include oils and watercolors. During my 30 year hiatus friends began to hear me comment often that I had a Georgia O’Keeffe living inside me that would come out late in life, and I feel my work is a testimony to that fact.
I hope you enjoy my art and that it helps you feel a deep connection to your true, natural self. I wish you health and peace.
Contact me for more examples of my work, or information on a particular painting, to request shipping information, or to inquire about a commissioned painting.
As of July 2016, I happily relocated to Olympia, Washington and am pleased to announce that I am working as a full time artist. It is a joy to be back in the Pacific Northwest where inspiration abounds. I look forward to finally establishing roots in this amazing place.
*October 6 & 7, 2018 -Fall Arts Walk @ Encore Tea & Chocolate (116 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501)
*April 27 & 28, 2018 –Spring Arts Walk @ Cascadia Brewing Co. (211 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501)
*April 28 & 29, 2017 –Spring Arts Walk @ State of the Arts Gallery (500 Washington St. SE in downtown Olympia)