Xan is an artist who embodies the synthesis of abstract expressionism with the palette of Matisse. It is precisely this fusion of spontaneity and color that has produced a rich and expressive body of work. Her interest is taking the beauty she sees and abstracting it to gain greater insight. Once inspired, she unapologetically applies seductive and radiant colors. She combines the random actions of painting with controlled, deliberated mark-making in an effort to describe each form, oftentimes appearing like floral or plantlike structures.