Joanne Nelson


On the Fringe
Acrylic on Canvas
24″ x 20″

Spring Blooms at Home
Acrylic on Canvas
24″ x 24″

Artist Statement

Art is something I have enjoyed, appreciated, and been curious about, all my life.  Today, as an artist, I am presently motivated by abstract expressionism, mixed media, and influenced by my training in Art Therapy. 

Much of my inspiration is derived from a trigger:  a feeling, a single word, a photo, even a walk in the spring. After many scribbles and many doodles, I begin. With energetic, impulsive and gestural brush strokes, ink, charcoal and papers, the inspiration becomes much less important.  The process of painting takes over.  These works were inspired by tulips on my kitchen table to brighten my day and the surrounding chaos in my studio, done during the Covid 19 pandemic.

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