I Believe

Color brightens our lives.

Brushstrokes should be wild and not restricted.

We all have walls that are hungry for a painting.

A painting can be the good friend you haven’t met yet.

I like to start a painting with a brush full of orange paint.

My favorite mountain is the one in front of me.

Failures mark the path to big breakthroughs.

I believe… sunrises, sunsets and ocean waves need to be watched.

Mondays are best in front of the easel.

I believe… everyone can paint. Do a little bit every day.

Start each day by gazing at a painting that brings you joy.

Paint your day wildly using brush or pen or words. You are unique.

Welcome to my website
My name is Jan Sanders Stitt. I am founder and owner of Alaskan Raven Studio.
I sign my paintings Raven.

Bears symbolize the wild fierce arctic. Terrifying but thrilling. Brushstrokes of color appear random but are carefully placed. Let your eyes dance around the composition. Color vibrates against color. Orange symbolizes body heat from the bear and it’s breath. Warm yellow tones of sunlight reflect off the fur. Deep cold blues are arctic’s chilly grip of below freezing temperatures. Dark purple is the mystery of the night.
Experience motion holding still.

Raven in Studio

Watch Raven painting wildly.

Experience your world in a fresh new way, through the eyes of Raven.
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New paintings by Raven can be seen at these galleries:

The Alaska House Art Gallery
1003 Cushman Street
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701 (907) 456-6449

Stephan Fine Arts
939 West 5th Ave.
Anchorage, Alaska 99501 (907) 274-5009