“Primary Colours” © Johanne Morin
Name: Johanne Morin
Bio: Johanne Morin was born and grew up in Quebec, Canada, dedicating herself to sports before opting for a more reliable future. She studied Computer Science, and has a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Ottawa.
In the year 2000, Johanne moved with her husband to Texas in search of a warmer climate. The move kick-started a change in direction as she rediscovered her long-lost love of art. (Something of a late starter, as she puts it - she finished her first painting a few months short of her 40th birthday.) She has taken classes and workshops with local and internationally recognised artists. Johanne has worked with pastels, wood burning and wood sculpture and has won awards in each medium, including 1st place awards in both Still Life and in Landscape for her pastels. She paints from life as much as possible working mostly alla prima.
Johanne now lives in Mahopac, New York. In 2012 she joined the Lower Hudson Valley Plein Air Painting (LHVPAP) group.
Medium: Pastel; oil
Subjects: Landscape ; still life; figurative.
Style: Representational to impressionistic. Johanne says that she enjoys exploring two different approaches in her artwork. The "left-brain" approach is careful and analytical. The "right brain" approach, on the other hand, sometimes takes her by surprise. Her ultimate goal is to be able to combine the two approaches: right-brain adventurous creativity informed by left-brain knowledge of form and execution.
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Blog: Yes – but it is an oil painting blog so far, mostly plein air, not pastel