Take a journey with paint and patterns to grow a field of flowers from negative space. Joyanna will share basic principles for this method of creating intuitive fields of flowers with an open-minded abstract painting turned into fantastical flowers and leaves by the use of negative space.
About your instructor – Joyanna Margo Bernardo
Joyanna Margo is an artist from Rockport, Maine. She began painting abstract florals in 2015 while living in Florida. As a Mainer stuck indoors all summer with air conditioning and drawn blinds, she was compelled to brighten up her home with an abundance of color and found freedom in paint and canvas.
Joyanna Margo enjoys creating intuitive abstract floral paintings using acrylic and mixed media. Her paintings begin as a burst of color, words of a song, or pages from a book. From layers of abstraction, she discerns flowers and reveals them by painting in the negative space around them. She hopes these fanciful paintings will bring you joy.
Joyanna Margo holds a BA in Missions with a minor in Creative Writing and a Master Herbalist certificate. She took a few art classes in high school and college but is primarily self-taught. She is a Resident Artist at The Art Loft in Rockland. She has shown her work locally at:
Barn Door Baking Co.
State of Maine Cheese Co.