Janelle Schneider - Fine Artist

Janelle Schneider

Happy Valley, OR - United States








Janelle Schneider

Happy Valley, OR - United States

Janelle Schneider - Fine Artist

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May 31st, 2009







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About Janelle Schneider

Originally from the Portland, Oregon area, I more recently lived for many years in the San Francisco Bay Area. In each place the different qualities of light and energy are inspiring to me.

I have been painting since the age of 12, and have worked in oils, pencils, pastels, sculpted in clay, stained glass and mosaic design and now work primarily in acrylics and mixed media, and occasionally with encaustic wax. I graduated from PNCA in Portland Oregon with a B.F.A. in Graphic Arts. I worked as a design professional early in my career, and then transitioned into visual effects for the film industry where I have worked as a 3D Texture Artist and Look Development Artist, providing digital painting for 3D animated films, live action films, and most recently TV. From 2002 - 2013 I lived in Marin County in the San Francisco Bay Area, I worked on feature films, and maintained my studio practice in acrylics. In 2008 I was accepted as a studio artist at Art Works Downtown in San Rafael, joined the Marin Arts Council, later Marin Arts Open, and participated in many shows and events, including Marin Open Studios 2009 - 2012. The time I spent in the SF Bay Area still resonates with me, and many of my newest paintings are about places there that I love.

I currently live just outside of Portland in Happy Valley, where nature is all around. Coyotes, frogs, and often owls offer serenades in the evenings, and by day I can marvel at the beauty of red tailed hawks and bald eagles in flight. I feel a deep connection to Nature which informs much of my life and work.

I am engaged in a lifelong exploration of myth, symbolism, psychology, and the role of dreams and the subconscious in art and art making. My work and life are influenced by the study of Earth Honoring traditions, by the writings and drawings of Carl Jung and the writings of Joseph Campbell. I am interested in the expression of unseen energies, echoes of the mythic, symbolic and sacred as reflected in all things. My work is an exploration and expression of the energy that connects all things.

My work is dedicated to the memory of my mother Kathryn (1945-2014), her wish and blessing for me was that I continue on my creative path and to keep painting; making and selling my work.

'The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.' -Joseph Campbell


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