Inspired by Victorian Era Glasshouses I started to draw and paint on transluscent Yupo paper. I first tape my paper onto a white background support. I then create an imaginary botanical world using charcoal, graphite, pastel, acrylic paint and even collage.
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In an attempt to discover and grow as an artist I often experiment with new media, supports and subjects. I work with transparent velum to which I add layers of graphite, acrylic paint, coloured pencil, dry pastel & markers. I see what happens and then adjust from there trying to find new materials, media and subjects to work with.
With a specific subject in mind, I stain raw canvas with dark colours followed by layers of lighter hues. I draw marks with graphite, charcoal, pastel and conté blending them to the previous layers. I even work with gigantic canvases on the grass outside the studio. These all serve one purpose, to open up my mind and become more creative.
You can follow my experiments and discoveries on Instagram below.
This summer you can see paintings from the ATMOSPHÈRE and ÉMOTIONS series at Bellaflora Studio in Nelson. Take a walk on the wild side and venture onto Herridge Lane just behind Baker Street. You'll see that downtown Nelson's back alleys are filled with fantastic shops, restaurants, galleries and studios.
At Bellaflora you can view and purchase original artwork, art prints, gifts, fresh opulant flowers and lush plants. This light filled space alone is worth a visit with it's cathedral ceiling and time worn exposed beams. Another hidden gem in Nelson's historical downtown. Located at 621b Herridge Lane, Nelson BC.
I am intrigued by the changes that occurred at the beginning of the 20th century and how they brought about the birth of the modern era. I am also fascinated with old buildings. Even more if the building in question is decrepit, abandonned and left for the vegetation to regain it's stake on the land, as for Victorian era glasshouses. I get chills from seeing vintage photos of their opulent grandeur and the social status they came to represent. I imagine them filled to capacity with lush tropicals and rare botanicals competing for light.
I can't help but think that at the same time, the growth of the industrial revolution was bringing upon new ideology and cultural shifts. And so with time, these impressive structures became a thing of the past. This artwork series depicts the polarization of old and new ideas with lush botanicals surounded by unexpected shapes and colours. You can follow my progress on Instagram below.
I am beyond excited to see my art featured in the July edition of Style at Home magazine in an article titled The New Modern. See how Joanna Vagelatos decorated around the homeowner's art collection in this elegant newly built home of East Vancouver Kensington-Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood. Interior Design by JV Design Group photography by Janis Nicolay.
This abstract painting, titled Madame Bovary is available as a signed achival art print in two different sizes.
This year Blue Night Nelson and Oxygen Art Centre are joining forces to bring you a big night of art and creativity with multiple venues on May 25th. Blue Night returns and you can meander between art openings and exhibitions at 18 venues across downtown Nelson featuring works by over 100 artists and craftspeople.Read More
How often did you see a fantastic piece of art and thought to yourself "maybe someday"? What if someday could be now? I promise this does not involve visualisation, meditation or changing your entire outlook on life. There are many ways you can incorporate art into your everyday life without investing your next paycheck or digging into your lingerie fund.
My very favorite UK Stylist, Tiffany Grant-Riley a minimal design and slow living virtuoso, has found clever ways to incorporate art into her everyday life. Have a look at her latest project on Curate & Display, a kitchen reno in her very own Victorian Era Chatham House.
It's all about planning and making the right choices. First she made sure that key items like flooring and paint colour were the absolute perfect shade for her project. Followed by well curated accessories like fantastic French kitchen towells and a Miele coffee maker none the less!
When it came to the artwork, less is more. A perfectly framed print and small original abstract look stunning next to the Nordic Blue shade of the walls and cupboards. They are also easy to switch whenever you feel like a change. With the right frame choice, they look like upscale artwork and you get all the satisfaction and benefits of living an artful life!
As a thank you for all of your support I am having a holiday sale on selected originals. With discounts of 50% and more it is now time to pickup that artwork you've been coveting. Sale ends on January 31st, 2018. Shipping availbe anywhere.
Pour vous remercier de votre support, je vous offre la chance de vous procurer une toile originale à 50% ou plus. C’est le moment que vous attendiez pour vous procurer la toile que vous convoitez. La vente se termine le 31 janvier 2018. Livraison partout.
I am a semi-finalist in the 2017 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series. Vote for me each day from Sept 14th to Nov 7th and I'll get a chance to be featured at the art event SCOPE Miami Beach. Merci!
Je suis finaliste pour le concours Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series 2017. Votez pour moi chaque jour du 14 septembre au 7 novembre pour me donner la chance de participer à l'évènement artistique SCOPE Miami Beach. Merci!