Discovering things that are minute in an expanse of water that is overwhelmingly extensive.
Colors that are so vibrant and synthetic-looking—the realization that these colors can and do exist in our natural world made JMF's palette grow. She brings these vivid colors to her work.
Over whelming encounters
A dive with a whale shark in the Maldives revealed how fascinating the marine world can be, especially when one gets to swim with one of nature's majestic creatures.
"I found a piece of plastic while chasing after the sea's most graceful fish. I thought, I need to paint this." -JMF
Janavi Mahimtura Folmsbee, JMF
The artist, just after diving in french cay in Turks & Caicos, wall dives that begin at 60 feet and drops that extend to 3000 feet. the deepest blues one can imagine.