I am Janelle La Chaux and I live with Sickle Cell Anemia and to cope with what I go through I paint oil on canvas along with stone and sculpture work;
it now has been 9 years that I have been creating my beautiful artwork. I am from Oakland by way of Hayward, California. I was raised in a big family of 5 brothers and one sister. My love for art started very early, and my uncle pushed, inspired, and gave me what I needed to make my visions real; I love him for that. Now all I want to do is create art any chance I get. I paint surrealism; real life experiences and local surrounding views throughout the Bay Area. I have a passion for art and I feel extremely blessed to be able to share my art work to the world.
Art can be expressed in so many different ways why just stop at painting; while exploring using oil paint on canvas I also became interested in creating art work in Stone and Clay work.
I first received my inspiration from my Uncle Rene La Chaux, here in an oil painting I did of him, who told me that because I can draw I can paint. Although, it was true for me it's not that quite simple for others who may be able to draw, but cannot paint. Living with Sickle Cell Anemia can be hard especially when going through so much pain that is uncontrollable; painting has given me a way to express my life as I see it through my eyes in all different aspect of my daily life.