The Art Loft is pleased to announce Joyanna Margo’s May Art Walk Gallery Show –
‘Blossom by Blossom’
Joyanna Margo is thrilled to present a selection of work from her five-year healing journey with mixed media negative space painting. Her process is a practice in release and definition. Her abstract floral paintings begin with a burst of color, words of a song, and bits of paper. Within this abstraction, Joyanna finds fanciful flowers, and defines the lines around each blossom, bringing order while covering the space in between, much as we do when we decide which things to keep in life and of which things to let go. Joyanna’s method of intuitive painting seeks to work freely to create endlessly wild and varied designs as she sees on a walk through a meadow, garden or greenhouse.
The name of Joyanna’s show is derived from a poem by Algernon Charles Swineburne: “Blossom by blossom the spring begins.” Her forever-flowers warm and soften a room all year long. Stop and see the flowers singing with color and texture at The Art Loft.
About the Artist – 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.
Visit Joyanna’s website at joyannamargo.com