ABOUT JANELLA FESENMAIER
Most of my life has been spent involved in the arts as a lover, student, creator, collector and dealer. When I was eight years old I wrote that I wanted to be an artist when I grew up. To me, art felt like it was something I was destined to do or at least be a part of. I focused on the arts in high school and on through college, graduating from Hamline University in 1994 with a BA in fine arts and a minor in communication. Since graduating I have worked as gallery director for an art and framing gallery in Minneapolis.
I enjoy working on my own artwork and like experimenting with different styles and mediums. Some of my work is collage as I like to mix different materials together to offer more depth or texture to a piece. Many of my new pieces are quite vivid and ethereal, offering a mix of color and shapes.
I’m also an avid photographer. I love to take walks through the woods with my camera. I never know what I will find and sometimes it’s the smallest little bloom that catches my eye. Many of my pieces can be found in health care facilities throughout MN.
You will often find me in my home studio working with my daughter nestled in at her own art table. It’s nice to find time to create together. It brings us both joy.