Pauline Jans Art

I just love that abstract painting offers space for the imagination, both for the viewer and the creator. My paintings are very process driven with my focus centered on experiencing the "act of creating", keeping complexity and contrast in mind with curiosity driving my exploration and my consideration for richness in colour. Then somewhere in this very organic and intuitive process, something unique emerges. One often sees "a place" in my paintings which in essence "is" the ultimate space.

About the Artist


Creativity has always been at the core of Pauline's endeavors. Growing up on a dairy farm in Ontario left little time for art, (just a few drawings here and there, a seal sculpture made from sand box grit) but her imagination was often busy recreating something. In her first professional career, Pauline specialized as a hair colour technician in Yorkville Toronto. 10 years later she shifted direction, literally, and moved to Vancouver where she studied fine arts & design and completed the Langara College Fine Arts Program, followed by the Emily Carr University of Art & Design Graphic Design Degree Program. While at ECUAD, Pauline travelled to Europe for a 5 month Student Exchange in The Netherlands studying graphic design, it's history in Holland, and experiencing the culture and homeland of her parents. She'd departed Canada early so she could experience backpacking solo through 5 countries in Europe. After graduating from ECUAD, Pauline teamed up with a natural & organic focused Vancouver company where she developed and occupied the professional roles of Senior Graphic Designer, acting Creative Director and Creative Team Lead. She also freelanced during this time, giving rise to PJCreativess. A corporate shuffle after 15 years in the industry gave Pauline the opportunity to make another brave, new move. She, her husband Mark and their two dogs relocated to the Okanagan, BC, where Pauline gave PJCreativess a proper working space for art and design - PJC Studio. Here she has returned to her first love and continues to follow her creative passion, drawing, painting and developing her artistic expressions. Her aptitude in Graphic Design remains a valuable asset in her art practice and business. In 2018 the addition of an on-site Gallery was added to the property adjacent to Pauline's Studio.

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PJC Studio got a face lift in February 2019 where The Paint Wall was installed to both add working space and hang space. Now I can work more easily on multiple paintings in my studio while seeing the series of paintings in progress.


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