Filling the world with a little beauty, hope, and subtle magic – one painting at a time.

What Inspires You?

Art is all about inspiration, bringing something new and magical to the world. For some, that is clouds, for others a bowl of apples. For Joanna’s portraits, inspiration is eyes. Capturing the essence of a person through a shadow, a twinkle, a shade of blue. That little smirk, the curl of a lip. Read more about Joanna Marie’s inspiration and history
In Remembrance: Paul Johnson

In Remembrance: Paul Johnson

I love to see a painting at the beginning at and the end, musing over everything that came in between and never quite sure how I got from a blank canvas to the finished painting. “In Remembrance” is a project I started up some time ago, but have only done... read more
Art Journaling and Other Tidbits

Art Journaling and Other Tidbits

I wrote a while ago (Ok, ok… a year and a half ago…) about creating an art journal (you can read about that here). At the time, I intended to do mainly Lord of the Rings art in the journal, but it largely went neglected. Today, I decided that LOTR would... read more

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Second ever scratch board drawing. :) ... See MoreSee Less

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Finished up this digital painting today. :) Workin on those skillz. Not quite where I'd like them to be, but just a little practice at a time!

"Darth Ngo"
Digital Painting
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And it has begun.... This is going to look like something decent eventually, I promise. ;) ... See MoreSee Less

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