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Artist Janna Wald Faith


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Biography


Artists come to think of themselves as artists at different points in their lives. If ever. My epiphany came early. From the time I sketched horses in my sixth grade classroom, I had some awareness of pursuing some immersion into fine art mediums. 
 
  Yes, I’ve strayed. Time off to acquire several college degrees. Raising two wonderful children. Career. But even with the distractions and detours, I worked in the background refining my craft. I cannot count the number of classes/workshops I’ve taken, or the workshops I’ve taught. Probably hundreds by now. More to come. 

  I found early on that, for me, there was no point at which I thought I was finished, prepared or satisfied. Each new tool I discovered, each new medium I experimented with, continued to propel me forward. I now concentrate on oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink, colored pencil, photography - even certified as an instructor in silver metal clay. 

    Defining art for me has been a tricky thing. My artistic growth is the result of other endeavors which I define as art. I’ve written eight novels. I’ve designed luxury homes and then built them. I’ve traveled the world to soak up art experiences and to see for myself what others have created and learned from them. I have a natural eye for color choices and cultivated that sensitivity. I massage my subject matter to please my sense of color, light and shadows and scale.

My style developed unconsciously over time. Although I can do hyper-realistic art, I rarely do. The occasional exceptions are colored pencil drawings or detailed architectural paintings. Usually, though, I lean toward representational acrylics, oils and watercolors. I love animal themes, still lives and architectural motifs. But that could change tomorrow. After all, art [...]

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