Art

 

Joanne is a self taught painter and constantly experiments with new techniques.  As a painter, Joanne paints using vibrant color with mixed media textures & layers in a meditative freestyle.  

She began painting in the summer of 2004 while living in South Florida.  Inspired by the abundance of mangos falling from her neighbor’s tree, Joanne painted, photographed and cooked mangos for several months. Upon returning to New York City, she realized she wanted to expand her painting practice from her small apartment to a studio space.  

From 2005 – 2009, Joanne had an art studio in Chinatown.  Over the years, she shared the space with several talented artists.  It was there that she began to experiment and play with color on large canvases.   Her first solo exhibit was in September 2008 in the Lower East Side of New York City.    Joanne currently lives and work in Savannah, GA.

Joanne creates art designed to encourage others to take inspired action to be part of the collaborative solutions to heal yourself and our planet. 

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Art is to be an Experience!  

Here are a few ways I offer to share art to the world…

Everyone is an artist!

Living your life can be art especially when live from the HeART!

During these 2.5 hour session, you paint your “Tree of Life” that represents your goals, dreams and successes.  Joanne leads you in positive energy exercises and share some examples to inspire your inner artist.

The Tree of Life is a symbol of a fresh start on life, positive energy, good health and a bright future.

All levels of artists are welcome.    To find out more, contact Joanne !

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After the 2016 Presidential Election, we collected the politicians yard signs and painted positive messages.   It’s a great way to re-use old yard signs and share positive energy!   

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So often in our modern world, we tend to focus on the “online” world. It’s so easy to like a FB comment.   I wanted to create opportunities for people to share their “likes” for their Offline Life!

photo credit: Jon Waits

In 2013, I created a weekly ritual in the the historic district of Savannah.  There are 22 squares of gorgeous green space with beautiful trees.

The circle started at 12:12 and done by 12:30 — gratitude doesn’t have to take a long time.  These weekly gatherings happened for three years from November 2013 – 2016.

Gratitude Gang

This experience or experiment has inspired me in so many ways!  I had no idea who would show up and I’ve never did one alone.  They even happened even when I’m couldn’t be there!  We met on Christmas and New Year’s Day, in the rain, in the heat, in the cold, — weather didn’t stop us.   We even met at midnight on a warm summer night in 2014!   Friendships were created, random strangers joined us, lots of selfies were taken, and free hugs were always given.

You can find out more on the Gratitude Circle in the Squares Facebook page.

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