Janice Jada Griffin, known as Jada, is an American-born and British-educated painter and author. She lives and works on the famous High Road to Taos in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her works, particularly her paintings of women, are sold internationally, and she is a contributing writer to Portland Interview magazine. Having studied at Sotheby Parke Bernet in London, Jada has a background, not only in studio painting, but in art history and interior design. In addtion to the United States and Great Britain, she has lived in Chile, Algeria, Switzerland, Spain and France and speaks three languages - English, Spanish and French. Jada loves dancing and reading about the history of intellectuals on the Left Bank in Paris during the first half of the twentieth century. For ten years she owned her own studio and gallery in Portland Oregon's legendary Pearl District, which was named in the early 1980s by her late partner, Thomas Paul Augustine.The Oregonian newspaper stated, " Janice Griffin is gaining renown as one of the best American abstract expressionist painters."