Jan Rimerman is inspired by the evolution of changing forms in light & shadow. The various textures & layers of color hidden & revealed in the different lights of the day & season is part of Jan’s unique style. The work presents a new perspective each time it’s viewed.
Color, texture, form, light & shadow are all part of the intentional creative process. An under painting of powdered charcoal gelled onto heavy watercolor paper gives the finished painting a hint of visual textural mystery. As many as 22 layers of transparent fluid acrylic paint are applied on the initial powdered charcoal foundation.
Rimerman was educated at Willamette University, City University-London, PSU & U of W. She worked closely with Carl Hall & Robert Hess at Willamette University in Salem.
Her work is found in books, magazines & on greeting cards. Her paintings are exhibited at the Coos Art Museum Leo Lambiel Museum & Lightcatcher Art Museum. Find her work at the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, Fairweather Gallery, Cannon Beach Art Association, Rain Spark Gallery & the Blackfish Gallery in La Conner, WA.
When not in the studio or traveling, Jan curates shows & is active promoting the arts with Dave Haslett while raising awareness for the World Wildlife Fund & an orphanage in Tibet. The Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands event celebrates the Western Pond Turtle by restoring habitat with The Wetlands Conservancy. Essence of Africa: Through Artists’ Eyes raises awareness of the plight of natural habitat and Safe Water Now. Watch for the next program Essence of India: Through Artists’ Eyes with Lisa Wiser.