Janelle Schneider is a painter and CG Visual Effects Artist for film and television. A native of Portland, Oregon, Schneider received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from PNCA with a major in Graphic Design, and was awarded with 'Best of Design' in the Faculty Choice Show in 1997 and the 'Outstanding Thesis Award in Graphic Arts' in 1998.
Her passion for painting began in early childhood when she was given oil paints, brushes, and canvas, and she began to paint imaginary worlds to escape into. She is inspired by the natural world, and the energy that lies beneath what the eye sees. She loves the times of day before sunrise and right after sunset, those numinous few minutes during which the sky holds the light.
A Portland design professional, she moved to the San Francisco bay area in 2002 to begin work on the films Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions. Janelle remained in the bay area working as a 3d texture artist on films for various studios including Tippett, PDI/Dreamworks and IMD/Disney, while maintaining her own studio practice in acrylics. During this time her work began to take on a more introspective and meditative direction.
Schneider contributed 14 paintings for the 'Suit of Wands/Stars' for the group project The Science Tarot, which received the Maker’s Faire Editor’s Choice Blue Ribbon in San Francisco, 2010. Schneider has exhibited across the San Francisco Bay Area, including shows at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley, the Joseph P. Bort Metro Center in Oakland, the Olive Hyde Gallery in Fremont, and the SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco. Her works are held in private collections in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Norway.
She currently lives and works in Happy Valley, Oregon.
She accepts painting commissions.
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