“My art and mission to advocate for the creative soul simply reflects my story, your story, the jumbled story of the human spirit. I try to make the uncomfortable and imperfect beautiful, to find beauty in the grit. Some of my art explores the vastness of our souls and what exists between the internal and external self. Life is messy and multi-faceted, so is my art, but I try to move through it as gracefully as I can.”
Janelle Despot is a multi-faceted artist living and working in southern California. She translates her gift in many ways: illustration, mixed media painting, collage, designing and branding for unique entrepreneurs and businesses, private commissions, and mentoring emerging artists. Art has always been the driving force in her life, a way to see past the illusion of “reality” and direct her path. As a deeply spiritual and cosmic person, she owes her artful visions to peering into and embracing her shadows, reveling in all that makes us human, and to the never-ending quest towards truth. Loves of her life are her new son Leo, husband Brian, cat Georgia, and incredible family and friends.