End of Dreamz Illustration was founded in 2003 by local San Diego Illustrator and black light artist Janeane Povilaitis. Janeane live paints and black light body paints at art, fashion shows, music events and upscale clubs from San Diego to Los Angeles. Janeane has also designed surfboards for various companies in the surf industry. She has been painting since she was 6years old. Janeane’s high energy and vibrant colors painted on canvas, surfboards, skateboards and guitars create a surreal, free feeling. Her love of motorcycles, old hotrods, the open road, rock n roll music and the desert inspires her.
“I am really inspired by old tattoo art, anything vintage, southwestern stuff since that’s where I grew up in the desert. I like to incorporate different elements from my life, what I feel, things, I remember.”
Some of her inspirations are Salvador Dali, Vincent Van Gogh and Bob Ross.
“My favorite style of art is surrealism. Psychology interests me dreams and nightmares too. A lot of my art explores the subconscious mind and takes you to another world at a different time or a different place.”
As a songwriter and musician, music is one of Janeane’s greatest inspirations. When Janeane was in high school, she started making a living on painting large scale murals out of the Laguna Beach area.
As Janeane attended college, her clientelle grew and she soon asked herself, “What new techniques and styles of art should I explore and develop?”
Shortly after Janeane received her Associates Degree in Illustration, Janeane decided to write short stories and horror comics for smaller publishing companies.
Janeane Povilaitis discovered her love of black light art as she got involved in club art and fashion events.
She saw that the clubs were dark and it was harder to view art. The solution was florescent glowing paintings.
“Back in the day, my friends had black lights in their rooms with those psychedelic florescent posters from Spencers and I thought about it and how cool would that be if it was original art that was black light. I was always interested in body painting. Especially tribal body paint or Native American warrior designs. I love tattoo art so I combined all of those elements in my body painting. I call it walking art. Black light art is an addiction. Once you start painting you keep on going, Once you start you cant stop! The colors you see in black light paint are colors you don’t normally see in normal light. Colors you would see in a dream or something.”
Janeane feels like painting is a good way of expressing what is on your mind, showing people your world and how you interpret it. Most of Janeane’s work is painted from her mind. She feels like there is no limits to art.
“It is self expression, it is a part of you. Every time I paint, I develop new techniques with florescent paint and regular paint. Art is always a learning process, there are always new styles and techniques to discover.”