"2013 Self Portrait", Janelle Jensen Fritz, Acrylics on Canvas

"2013 Self Portrait", Janelle Jensen Fritz, Acrylics on Canvas

About Me

I've been an art devotee as long as I can remember. My creative current has been a constant in my life of interlocking pursuits and interests. In this season, I am a mothering artist creating vibrant stories with layered narratives. Primary mediums include acrylic and oil painting, mixed-media, collage, and recently spray paint. Self-taught and eclectic my stylization originates from an instinctual adaptation and appreciation of expressionism, abstract realism, and urban contemporary street art. My practice keeps the flow between my emotional and spiritual dimensions fluid and attuned. This objective of consonance exists repeatedly in my artwork.

Through my creative process I prompt viewers to feel a sense of wild wonder, and stimulate an occasional displacement with their world. I then use both the enthusiastic and unrestrained aspects which result from this engagement and encourage it into a form of deep introspection. Ultimately providing a catalyst for healing and resolution. In each project, I work this cycle towards a denouement which leads the viewer towards hope, resilience, and comprehension. As I integrate inspiration, new technique, skills, and mediums into my practice I prioritize this soulwork, particularly when the process implicates challenges. I often explore themes of family, faith, community, addiction recovery, feminism, societal issues and social injustices in my work. Art making is my conduit connection to community and I embrace opportunities to encourage others to use their creative voices.

 
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