As a Naturalist my work is inspired by the beauty as well as the cruelty of nature. My inspiration includes organic forms, cycles, seasons, order, rhythm, growth, life, death and regeneration. The surfaces on which I paint, and mark on, are layered endlessly. My work is about color, line, material, form, space, and art as process. I paint intuitively, layering color, texture, line and shape developing a visual universal language.
My paintings are created in layers, just as the earth was created. These layers engage the viewer to experience the purest essence of nature on the deepest level. Forms are sometimes suggested in a conscious way, other times they are purely abstracted thought. My art is mindful of the moment, deep and appreciative of life and time passing. The intention is to fascinate and capture the viewer, speaking quietly to the Spirit that resides and unifies us all.
Wan is an internationally recognized artist, whose work has won numerous awards, including The Members Hall of Fame Award on Ovation TV. She was one of 4 artists chosen to work on public art during the DNC in Charlotte September 2012.
She studied art at the Governor’s School of North Carolina at Salem College in Winston Salem North Carolina. She has also studied at Penland School of Craft, Spirit Square, and CPCC in Charlotte North Carolina. She has worked with many internationally known abstract, collage and mixed media artists. Wan has an Interior Design Degree and a Horticulture Technology Degree specializing in Landscape Design.
Wan conducts workshops in the US and teaches privately in her garden studio which was featured in Studios Magazine 2010.
Her work is collected by individuals and corporations alike.