Bill Janssen, Denver, Colorado
I am Bill Janssen from Denver, Colorado. I am a self-taught painter. Self-taught in that my father taught me and he was self-taught. I have been drawing and painting, and making photographs for fifty years. I have a BA in history, trained at music conservatory, and have played music professionally.
I often use primary colors, familiar images (doors, windows, umbrellas, geometric shapes, etc.) and the impasto in watercolor lends a texture to the paintings not often found in the watercolor medium.
“Bill Janssen is the greatest saxophone player in the world…” – Adrian Belew
I use watercolors. They give me many options: light, diffused, opaque backgrounds with thick, impasto-style knobs of paint give the depth and texture I look for. My hope with each painting is to make something with quality attention that was not there before. These paintings exist in part to achieve a state of relative awareness for myself. They are autobiographical in that subjects are imprints from my memory. The geometric abstractions, doors, windows, umbrellas, fans, hats, are working towards a synthesis of my past. They are what drive my art. — Bill Janssen, July 2021
Solomon (1990)$125.00 Add to cart
Abstract Umbrella, 9 x 13″ inkjet print from an original painting by Bill Janssen$125.00 Add to cart
Doubts$125.00 Add to cart
Perseus and Andromeda – 9×13″ fine print signed by Bill JanssenAdd to cart
Perseus and Andromeda (large)$275.00 Add to cart
Boot by Bill Janssen – 9 x 13″ Signed Print$125.00 Add to cart