Jahde Justad is an artist living and working in Wilmington, North Carolina. She is owner, curator, art teacher and participating gallery artist of The ArtHive Gallery and Studio in Wilmington NC.
Jahde's art has shown all over North Carolina throughout music venues, restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries and music festivals. Her primary goal in art is to heal, express, and illustrate beauty in various forms. Her paintings tell stories, show beautiful creatures and illustrate a magical representation of the peace, balance and love she consciously invites into her life. Her paintings are very colorful and have a mystical, whimsical feeling. She frequently uses her environment, emotions, goals and dreams as an inspiration.
Many of Jahde's paintings are created out in public at concerts and events. She loves to paint live to share the experience of creation with others. When she is painting live she feels as if she is combining the energies of herself with the music, people and nature surrounding her and translating that into the artwork. This makes each painting so unique and special to her. Jahde works with acrylic paint, watercolor paint and other mixed medias. Her artwork reflects her magical outlook on the world, highlighting the beauty and creation she finds to be intriguing and inspiring.