Janel, in the last thirty years, has traveled the world photographing the beauty of this earth. Recently, she has extended her creative passion to a new art form. This new medium, encaustic, reflects her love of nature in a pure, simple, artistic form. Textures, layering, color and composition are important features in her pieces.
Janel Pahl is a Master Photographer, an approved PPA instructor and a national judge for the Professional Photographers of America. In addition, she is a teacher of photography and has inspired aspiring and professional photographers around the world. She has presented her workshops in Canada, Italy, Korea, England, Ireland and throughout the United States. Her images have won numerous national and international awards. Along with her portraits, Janel’s fine art images are published with the Canadian art group Winn Devon.
“As I grow older, living life with purpose has become important to me. Creating art with a message is something that is new to me. Our world can be a bit ugly sometimes, filled with anger and hate towards each other. My message is simple. Love. Love which creates beauty. Beauty I find in nature. While I make no attempt to portray my subjects as realistic, I do want my creations to appear as if they have lived somewhere. I do not take life seriously, but my intent is to live life with a passion for it. My art is just that. Living with beautiful art that pays tribute to the natural world reminds us to slow down and helps us reconnect with nature and each other.”
Lecturing affiliate associations and state conventions, 1996-current.
PPA National Conventions, portrait safari 1996-98, 2000 early bird,
spot light speaker 2004
Canadian National Convention, keynote speaker 1997.
West Coast School 1996.
California Photographic Workshops 1999, 2000, 2001
Maine Photographic Workshops 2001
Mid America School of Photography 2003
South Korea Professional Photographers National Convention 2004
New Jersey School of Photography 2005
Journeys of the Soul Workshops;
Tuscany 2005, England 2007, Italy 2008, Ireland 2010, Whidbey
Island 2012, Umbria 2014, Umbria 2016
Columbia Center for the Arts, Or. Red Sky Gallery, Wa.
Tilting at Windmills, Vt.
Art in the Pearl, Or.