janice m. chau
watercolorist, muralist, interior stylist, storytelling, and artisanal event coordinating sage.
Janice received her BFA in Illustration from California State University of Long Beach and is currently based out of Pasadena, CA. She continued her graduate studies at Azusa Pacific Seminary and finished with her master of arts in Transformational Urban Leadership.
A crafter, graphic designer, an illustrator, and a muralist, Janice brings imagination into art across a variety of mediums. Her work brings a vibrant array of colors, a blending of worlds, tells of a story inspired by relationships and the world around her. It’s illuminating and whimsical and yet lacks no attention to detail. Illuminating because pieces of her work show how light is reflected and radiates through every aspect of life. Whimsical because each piece take us from reality into a fantasyland that bring out the child within us. And lacks no attention to detail because each stroke of the brush, each line drawn, each moment captured evokes in us courage to achieve our goals and hope for a better future.
Her desire is to use her art as a healing and linguistics tool. Her methods and principles aim for a thoroughly enjoyable, harmonious, and therapeutic quality by providing a safe space for exercising imaginative and creative thought processes, while hosting doors to cross cultural exchange and community.
Picasso once said, “The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.”—which embodies who Janice is as an artist. Whether it is discussions over coffee with clients or the first ray of sunshine piercing through the trees in the early morn, she uses these moments of inspiration to create works of art that in turn will inspire others. Janice hopes that through her work, we may be engaged in such a way that it aids in enhancing our well-being, bringing hope and encouragement, dreams into reality, inspiring us to live life as if there were no bounds.
"Keep your dreams alive.... Imagination is the highest kite you can fly"
-Lauren Bacall (1920's actress)