Let Beauty Now Be What We DoJoyanna Margo
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
20 " h x 16 " w x .75 " d |1 lbs. 0 oz.
An abstract bouquet of red and pink flowers dance in a yellow vase, inspired by the color and patterning of art nouveau prints. Part of Joyanna's signature series of 'negative space' floral scenes. "The story they tell is that joy can grow from any beginning - whether sad, happy, angry or empowered," she says. Joyanna begins each painting with vibrant color work and then completes the art by adding the negative space that defines her whimsical bouquets and gardens.
Artist Joyanna Margo presents a playful view of the nature around her home in her vibrant abstract flower paintings. Her Rockport, Maine studio is small and bright, surrounded by flowers and art supplies that inspire her. Joyanna's paintings begin with meaningful words, usually lyrics, scrawled on the canvas. The painting grows and develops with acrylic paint applied with brushes and palette knives, "with as little logical planning as possible," until a bouquet forms from the resulting riot of colors. "My bouquets reflect joy, and the story they tell is that joy can grow from any beginning - whether sad, happy, angry or empowered. It is interesting to note that the negative space in my paintings is added in after the colors. The positive comes first." In the rare cases when she is not painting, you can find Joyanna cooking, hiking, gardening, grabbing coffee with a friend or reading with her cat.