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Orchid and black abstract

Jan Sullivan Fowler
South Milwaukee, WI

About the Artist

Jan Sullivan Fowler is a contemporary Artist working in Japanese handmade Washi paper and acrylics to create paintings with unique flowing form

JSF Studios exemplifies "Life as Art".
"Washi" paper… wa-meaning Japanese and, shi-meaning paper.

The Village of Elm Grove, Wisconsin was the perfect place for Jan to grow up doing art with her Mother (Kay Sullivan).
In the 70's when she received her degree in Fine Art from Milwaukee School of Art, her Mother was discovering a new form of expression, the very refined Japanese handmade Washi papers, painted and hand printed with acrylics to…

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About the Artist

Jan Sullivan Fowler is a contemporary Artist working in Japanese handmade Washi paper and acrylics to create paintings with unique flowing form

JSF Studios exemplifies "Life as Art".
"Washi" paper… wa-meaning Japanese and, shi-meaning paper.

The Village of Elm Grove, Wisconsin was the perfect place for Jan to grow up doing art with her Mother (Kay Sullivan).
In the 70’s when she received her degree in Fine Art from Milwaukee School of Art, her Mother was discovering a new form of expression, the very refined Japanese handmade Washi papers, painted and hand printed with acrylics to create what has been described as "a new genre of abstract/modern".
Combining the clear ethereal with the contemplative aspects that provide a unifying and calming tranquility. The natural fibers from the "Washi" give a depth and texture , creating a visually floating effect, unachievable without.
Using color mixing techniques originating back centuries, Jan uses a strong soft color palette as a pretext to the flowing imagery in her work.

Through the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s Jan and her Mother worked in collaboration and exhibited in all the largest shows and exhibitions, with one of their diptychs actually being placed in the Tom Cruise movie

"Risky Business".

Jan now focuses on a larger format of paintings, while continuing the flowing, floating visual effects

trademarked in her art work with Japanese handmade Washi paper.

Artist’s Work

Elmhurst
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"Elmhurst"

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Swan love
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Swan love

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Modern mid century bamboo
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Modern mid-Century Bamboo

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Floating ribbons of washi
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Floating ribbons of Washi

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Beckoning basin triptych 1
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"Beckoning Basin" triptych #1

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Beckoning basin triptych 3
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"Beckoning Basin" triptych #3

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Blue mountains 3
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Blue Mountains

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Abstractabstract mountain
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Abstract/abstract Mountain

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Happy diptych 2
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'Happy' diptych 2#

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Zen meets wanabi
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Zen meets Wanabi

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Mountain majestry
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Mountain Majestry

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Smokey mountain
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Smokey Mountain

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Gingko
California dreamy
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California Dreamy

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Blue and black abstract
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Blue and Black abstract

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Waves of washi triptych panel 2
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Waves of Washi triptych panel #2

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Waves of washi triptych panel3
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Waves of Washi triptych panel#3

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Waves of washi triptych panel 1
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Waves of Washi triptych panel #1

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Flowing washi triptych panel2
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"Flowing Washi" triptych panel#2

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Mountain in washi
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Mountain in Washi

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Turquoise and mauve washi
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Turquoise and Mauve Washi

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Post modern bamboo
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"Post Modern Bamboo

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Ikebana mountain
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Ikebana mountain

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Blue bamboo 2
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Blue Bamboo

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Flowing washi triptych panel 1
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"Flowing Washi" triptych panel #1

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Flowing washi triptych panel3 2
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"Flowing Washi" triptych panel#3

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Forgotten mountains
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Forgotten Mountains

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Wanabi
Elmhurst sunset
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Elmhurst Sunset

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Washi blue abstract
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Washi blue abstract

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Blue washi abstract
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Blue Washi abstract

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Mountain sunset
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Mountain Sunset

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Spring mountain
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Spring Mountain

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Gingko triptych panel 3 2
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Gingko Triptych panel 3

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Sea oats 2
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Sea oats

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Pretty little gingko
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Pretty little Gingko

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Seaoats 2
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Seaoats

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Blue mountains 2
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Blue Mountains

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Bamboo diptych right
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Bamboo diptych right

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Tourquoise and mauve
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Tourquoise and Mauve

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Sea coral
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Sea Coral

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Gingko triptych panel 2
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Gingko Diptych panel 2

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Smokey blue mountain
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smokey blue mountain

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Mountains in black and white
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mountains in black and white

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Sierra summit
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Sierra Summit

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Beckoning basin triptych 2
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"Beckoning Basin" triptych #2

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Seaoats
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Seaoats

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Arizona landscape vertical
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Arizona Landscape vertical

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Orchid and black abstract
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Orchid and Black Abstract

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Happy diptych 1
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'Happy' diptych 1#

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Celebration 4
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Celebration

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Geode mountain
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Geode Mountain

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Silver threads
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Silver Threads

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Peach and black abstract
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Peach and Black abstract

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Dreamin california
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Dreamin' California

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Chicago gold coast condo
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Chicago Gold Coast Condo

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Grand fathers grapes
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Grandfather's Grapes

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Gingko triptych panel 1
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Gingko Diptych panel 1

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Lillie pads in abstract
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Lillie pads in abstract

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Periwinkle and peach in abstract
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Periwinkle and Peach in Abstract

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Oreintal lillie
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Oreintal lillie

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Beach glass green and blue
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Beach glass green and blue

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Peach and teal
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Peach and Teal

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Peach and blues abstract
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Peach and Blues Abstract

By Jan Sullivan Fowler

Press and Accolades

  • Luxe Interiors+Design Must have section
    July/August 2017

Education

  • Milwaukee School of art, Fine arts
    Milwaukee campus,1976