Greensboro, NC, USA
Jayn Anderson is a North Carolina based abstract painter. She spent her childhood on the East Coast before moving to England to study. During her years there, Jayn was afforded many opportunities to travel, including several solo trips. Some of her most memorable travels were to Mallorca, Ireland, Israel, Uruguay and the Czech Republic, as well as many other spectacular locations. These deeply meaningful experiences continue to shape the work that Jayn creates today.
Jayn embraces the inherent chaos of life, thriving in ever-changing environments. Her work mirrors this spontaneity and energy in every mark that she paints. Jayn has a fiercely independent spirit, with an empathetic, old soul. She uses music as a vessel to channel her experiences and the emotions they evoke into her artwork. She prefers not to think about what she’s creating but instead letting intuition and automation be her guide.
When she’s not creating, Jayn enjoys reading, exploring nature and staying active while spending time with her family.
My work is inspired by life experiences, emotions, music and how they all relate to fundamental humanness. I create to uncover the deeply personal and at times, uncomfortable parts of life. Through my work, I strive to present a visual language that we can all relate to on a deeper level. My desire is to provide a safe space for others to feel the freedom and vulnerability to connect to their innermost thoughts.
I approach my work with an intuitive mindset, embracing the raw and expressive nature of abstract painting. Through my paintings, I reveal a complex and honest understanding of life through color, brushstroke, and spontaneous mark-making. Music is an integral part of my process and sets the foundation for the work that I create. Connecting to music evokes and guides a tangible state of uninhibited authenticity. Each painting then becomes a visual representation of the lyrics and insight that inspired it.
My intention is to explore my own experiences, and in doing so, give the viewer unspoken permission to do the same. To celebrate the intrinsic parts of life that are often hard to articulate with words. I am deeply rooted in encouraging and supporting others to find the courage to discover their own voice and embrace the inherent chaos of life. I wholeheartedly believe that when openly flawed humans come together and share their strengths and weaknesses, we can unite and uplift each other in a community of acceptance and love.