Jeannine Moeder is inspired by travel, yoga and meditation. She utilizes a combination of acrylics, ink, photographs, paper and textiles in her light-filled mixed-media art. Insight and peace are evoked from her work which evolves from an intuitive process of editing and layering photos from travel experiences that have expanded her consciousness and mind while inspiring others to create and connect to their higher selves. Her artwork has landed in private collections, events, shows, retail shops and galleries including: Soulscape, Soul of Yoga, Earth's Elements in Encinitas, Laguna and Hermosa Beach and L.E.A.F- Live Enlightened and Free as well as wellness, meditation and yoga centers worldwide. Jeannine has also been a designer of jewelry, floral and events.
Born in New Jersey, Jeannine has always held a sacred space for art. She completed college on the east coast and moved west to Los Angeles for work in the social service field; followed by San Diego which became home twenty-five years ago. She has an undergraduate degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Counseling. Her career in education and the non-profit sector have provided her opportunities to teach, counsel, coach, facilitate support groups in NPOs, schools and prisons, develop and manage programs as well as plan events for organizations serving the homeless, at-risk and foster youth, as well as individuals with Alzheimer's disease and dementia in Los Angeles and San Diego. Jeannine has also lived and taught in a school in Chiang Mai, Thailand, a country in which she has visited many times and the location of her wedding.
She began teaching art, Japanese Manga and Cartooning more than 15 years ago with youth ages 1-12th grades in group & private classes. Jeannine has 11 years of teaching experience in therapeutic painting and drawing classes in all levels: beginner, immediate and advanced, She weaves her therapy experience with her art teaching in individual and group classes. She is passionate about the power of art: the cathartic healing, mood elevating, confidence building, memory eliciting and voice providing. She also volunteered in her daughter's art program at school for seven years.
Her current artwork is mixed-media work inspired by travels in Japan, Thailand, Morocco and Bali. She has donated her work to support organizations such as the Louis Merrill Carcinoid Foundation, The YMCA for at-risk youth and women's leadership groups.
Jeannine lives in Encinitas, California, with her husband, daughter and two dogs.