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.

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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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“Glitter In The Sky” 🌌 I used to write poetry and songs a lot around 2010-2012, and thought I’d just share one today, from 2010 😀 This one did include a couple more stanzas, but I cut it down to just these 4. 😄 I hadn’t met my husband yet when I wrote this, but it definitely could have been written about us ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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So this is a sort of miniseries I’d like to explore. I really enjoyed the #everybeachbodychallenge and wanted to expand on it! Here’s the next one: my dream lowback dress for #bodypositivitytuesday

There are definite cultural expectations about who is “allowed” to wear certain clothing styles, brands, or even colors. Only certain bodies are “allowed” to like how they look, to feel sexy, to not obsess over weight every waking moment, to wear cute clothes. This is why I love people like @bodyposipanda so much - setting an amazing example of accepting, appreciating, and LOVING the skin that you’re in!

Chasing any form of physical “perfection” is fleeting anyways. Even those who are born with or achieve a society-mandated ideal body will still deal with the inevitable effects of time and age. No matter what your body looks like, you deserve to feel comfortable, feel attractive, to appreciate it, and to love it!

I thought #bodypositivitytuesday was a unique hashtag, but apparently I’m not the first to think of it, so you can go see what else has been posted by others! I’m going to make this a semi-regular Tuesday thing 🙂 (maybe every other week for the time being!)
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Another quick mock-up. I love a clean background and fun accessories. 😀 This is a colored pencil drawing in my Animal Companion miniseries - original is still available for purchase on my website and I can do prints if there’s an interest! ❤️ #artmockup #animalcompanion #fineartprints ... See MoreSee Less

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