I am from Evergreen, Colorado and my work is inspired by the thousands of mountains and colors unique to my home state. Right now, I am working towards a PhD in Applied Physics at the University of Washington, Seattle while following my passions of making art and skiing. For the past year, I have been traveling in Brook, our mini skoolie conversion, and have been to 24 states so far! Art By Xan is a traveling business with new art inspired from the United States, Canada, and wherever the bus takes me!
I have been painting with watercolor since I was 8 years old, most of my work is watercolor on paper. I loves the colors and textures I can achieve with watercolor!
Recently, I have been experiment with acrylic paintings as well. My biggest project to date is painting the mural on the side of my school bus!
While obtaining her Bachelors of Science in Engineering Physics from the Colorado School of Mines, I became interested in the intersections between physics, complexity science, mathematics, and the way people understand and interpret visual art. See my poster presentation at the APS March Meeting 2021!