What Inspires You?
Faces. Seeing how every little stroke can change an entire expression. Watching a person come to life through paint and pencil and brush.
Horses and felines, particularly the big cat variety. Both of these animal types are some of the most graceful and aesthetically pleasing to my eye, personally.
“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 my portraits, eyes are the biggest inspiration. 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
Filling the world with a little beauty, hope, and subtle magic – one painting at a time.
Recent Blog Posts
I really don't like to redraw things. Once I use a particular reference photo, I can't ever use it again, because I'm bored with the subject and want to do something new. Objectively, I know that lots of practice makes me better and I may need to redraw a base sketch...read more
It's giveaway time! I'm launching an online print store on August 12, and as a preparation celebration, I'm doing a giveaway for the ultimate Joanna Marie Art bundle! I've always loved drawing and painting faces. It's the eyes that captivate me, the emotion...read more