The Sickle Cell Warrior 2020 Special Edition Tote Bag
I am an artist by the name of “burningroseartistry”. The name ‘burning’ is my last name “La Chaux ” which means hot. Rose is my middle name ‘Roseanna’ and artistry. Well, I not only paint, but I also create sculpture and stone artwork. Thanks to my brother Marcel La Chaux, he created the name for me, he created burningroseartistry also known as Janelle La Chaux. I am from Hayward by way of Oakland California, and now I currently live in Novato, Marin County. I started drawing at a very young age and when I got older one of my father’s brother (R.I.P. Rene La Chaux) told me that because I can draw I can paint, so I ended up taking a leap of faith and bought everything I needed at the time with my Financial Aid. I bought brushes of all different sizes, canvases and oil paint because my uncle said that, “I should paint in oil paint only because all the great artist’s used oil paint.” I ended up really liking how the paint moves on the canvas and I was really good at painting; even though I had no idea of what I was doing. I ended up taking a few art classes at a nearby College named College of Marin. I learned how to clean my brushes from the oil pain, how to mix colors together to get a different color and I took off from there. I have now been painting since 2012. Living with Sickle Cell Anemia, a very painful chronic disease, inspired me to paint because I wanted to express myself through art and convey how it feels to live with sickle cell disease, and express through my eyes, my art, my pain and suffering. It’s a real gift God the Mother and God the Father gave me to be able to express my life into art form and I am very grateful to have this gift of art to show and share to the world through my eyes on what life feels like living with Sickle Cell Anemia. I paint surrealism because I like painting how I feel, what I see, in my own eyes; I paint things from my Sickle Cell and to the views of the Bay Area. Art is now my passion to want to continue to create and express the hardships of one who lives with Sickle Cell Disease.
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