My name is Nadia Janjua, and I am an Architect, Visual Artist and Art Educator residing in Maryland. I was born and raised in the tranquil, quiet mountains of Western Maryland with my three siblings. My parents are originally from Pakistan & Kashmir, and throughout my life, I have enjoyed a generous bit of traveling to other parts of the world which has brought a deep appreciation for culture, religion, history, and of course, art! I have always loved drawing since the tender age of three, but one fortuitous evening when I was 16 years old, I came across the “Bob Ross” show on PBS — and after that, my life was forever changed! Picking up a paint brush, I felt connected to my voice in a way I had never experienced. I had discovered a way to express and articulate my life’s experiences through colors. I truly believe that within every color lays a story and an experience waiting to be unraveled. This, precisely, is what my art work is all about. I am deeply inspired by my spiritual and emotional connection to my faith, and it is the search for insight and understanding that has led to an infinite source of inspiration for my creative works.
In 2011, I decided to take a hiatus from practicing architecture and started "Nadia J Art" to pursue my dreams of making, living, breathing and sharing my art professionally on a full-time basis.

Artist Statement


In all of my creative work, I am committed to narrating my inner truth and reflections through expressions of colors, texture, and sometimes text. I am drawn to the abstraction of concepts and moments, and thrive on the multiple interpretations that human experience brings to it. My art has been my source of healing, and in the process of creating it, I am essentially searching for the truest reflection and understanding my soul has ever experienced. Paintings often feel like they reveal themselves onto my canvas, and somehow I always seem to discover myself in them.

Nadia J Art Values


With my art and creative services, I live these values: Creating a safe and warm environment where everyone feels accessible to creativity Being bold and unafraid to try new creative methods in order to find new ways to grow Being sincere and transparent in all of my creative processes in order to produce honest work Delivering my very best and the highest quality of work and service.


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