Carrie M. Jadus was born in Tampa, Florida in 1976 and raised in the burgeoning city of Saint Petersburg. Encouraged by an ancestry of artists and a supportive family, Jadus acknowledged her aspiration at an early age. In her adolescence she attended Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA) at Gibbs High School where she honed her skills and trained herself to work in a variety of mediums. Inspired by adventure, Jadus journeyed to Europe after graduation and discovered a passionate fascination with Impressionism. However, upon her return she took an unexpected turn and studied Electrical Engineering, earning her Bachelor’s of Science from the University of South Florida. She continued working as an engineer for a number of years before the awareness that her career, although it provided a steady income and stability for her & her family, was not setting well with her heart.
Unable to shake the uncertainty of her position, Jadus decided to abandon the life as an engineer and to put all efforts into her true calling: Fine Arts. She has since thrived as an artist and has completely dedicated herself to her skills. Jadus is a Tampa Bay Artist, her work is exhibited in galleries and private collections all over the world.
A painting is an account of life, a narrative. It embodies the slow heat rising off the pavements, the watery reflections of the universe, and the shaky essence of a soul. As an artist I manifest these truths in my art, and I aim to ignite the imagination of others with the reflections of the physical world.
My use of Impressionism stems from a post-collegiate jaunt to Europe where I finally understood the relaxed, snapshot-like momentary occurrence of a sunset or facial expression. It inspired me to express the shards of reality like the transient light over the ocean or the candid heartbeat of the city streets. Similar to an extension of my arm, the paintbrush flows as effortlessly as the colors in a warm summer current in the Gulf.
A finished piece is the artistic equivalent to a solved equation—suddenly it’s clear and coherent on the canvas before me. All the colors and forms come together in a gradual but clear impression.
Though the painting is of importance to me, it is crucial for the viewers to distinguish their own significance to the image. There in lies my hope, for those who observe my work to experience their own visual anecdote.