Fine Art and Fantasy Portraiture

Joanna's gorgeous, handmade artworks explore the relationships between humans and animals.
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Fine Art and Fantasy Portraiture

Joanna's gorgeous, handmade artworks explore the relationships between humans and animals.
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What Inspires Me?

Faces. Seeing how every little stroke can change an entire expression. Watching a person come to life through paint and pencil and brush.

Horses and felines, particularly the big cat variety. Both of these animal types are some of the most graceful and aesthetically pleasing to my eye, personally.

“Art is all about inspiration, bringing something new and magical to the world.”

Filling the world with a little beauty, hope, and subtle magic – one painting at a time.

Social Media & Blogging

Recent Blog Posts

What I’ve Been Working On | November 2018

What I’ve Been Working On | November 2018

What in the world has Joanna been up to?? It's certainly been a long while since I updated my blog! So here's the latest in Joanna Marie Art news! Not of Blood/Like Family The concept for this series came about when I saw a call for artists for a show at New City...

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#marchmeetthemaker Day 23 - Top tip or advice || My top advice is: if you enjoy being creative, it’s fun or fulfilling or you just like bringing ideas to life... then do it! Don’t compare yourself to other artists. There is ALWAYS someone “better” or more skilled in a certain area, or more financially successful, etc etc.
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I often have to stop myself from the comparison game. Some artists I follow just have such gorgeous line work (@jmadorran), or faces (@glenn_arthur_art), or characters (@artsammich), that my own work looks amateur and lame to my eyes. The drawing on this post is one that I’ve never really been happy with. I loved the concept, but have never felt that I executed it in the way it really deserved.
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We all feel lost, inadequate, untalented sometimes. Especially when you look around at so much unbelievable talent everywhere! Don’t let yourself be intimidated out of your own style and the joy of creating. Your work is uniquely YOU and no matter what level you’re at or want to be at, it’s worthy of being created and shared.
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#meettheartist #artwork #artist #azportraitartist #arttips #toptip #advice #artadvice #originalart #coloredpencil #fantasyart #fantasy #fairy #woodfairy #magic #magical #fantastical
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#marchmeetthemaker Day 22 - Proud of || I was trying to think of a particular piece of art to share that I was most proud of, but nothing really came to mind for me. I enjoy my work, but nothing really seemed right for this subject. I think what I’m most proud of in my life right now is being able to be a stay at home mom of 3 littles while working part time and still make time for art and writing.
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Art isn’t a steady income right now, so I’m lucky enough to be able to work a job that I really enjoy to help pay the bills! I’d be lost without my time to create, though. I feel like it’s a great balance, sometimes hectic, but never boring!
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This is a picture I snapped a while ago of one of my children watching me paint. I just love her face, and I do hope I can inspire them all, whatever they grow to be passionate about.
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#meettheartist #motherhood #parenthood #kids #sahm #creative #lifeofanartist #artistmom #phoenixart #azportraitartist #azartist #arizonaart #wahm #workfromhome
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