Joanie Krug is attracted to the unexpected, even the random event that occurs for each of us on a daily basis. Her work challenges us to embrace the turnarounds in life that leave us with a different perspective and invites us to land in a new space.
As a Portland based visual artist working in both charcoal and oils, her subject matter predominantly focuses on women in expressive emotional and social moments. The spontaneity of gesture fuels the spirit of her imagery. Most recently, Joanie has also been exploring different ways that color, space and design inhabit the rectangle. Moving away from more graphic descriptions , her paintings emote energy and emotion with a varied palette and brushstroke. Her painting process is an eventful journey- incorporating layers of effort to finally land on a moment of resolution.
Currently, Joanie is a member of Gallery 114, having joined the collective in November 2014. Her paintings have been exhibited in Washington DC, San Francisco and Portland. Over the past several years, Joanie’s work has become a part of personal collections throughout the US and in South Africa. Although she has been taking advantage of a myriad of workshops both locally and nationally based, she is virtually a self taught painter.
1100 NW Glisan Street, Portland, OR. 97209
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