Thursday, March 27, 2008

Meet Etsy Artist: 22Joanna

Joanna Daneman is an exceptional watercolor artist, who began at the tender age of 5. Travelling abroad and experiencing new cultures has inspired her beyond measure. "India, by far, is the most astounding country I've ever visited. My first visit, a 48 hour trip to Mumbai for business, yielded about 20 paintings from a single tour we took in the car around the city. It was like landing on a new planet, a most profound artistic and personal experience." Like her personality, her artistic style expresses "realism with a bit of sarcasm." Each painting captures not just a scene, but a moment - like a window through time. You can almost smell the cardamom ginger tea hawked by the chai wallahs and hear their shouts as the colorful buses rumble by. Her dream is "to retire to France and paint (but not in Montmartre, too cold and chilly up on that hill)." She describes the art of her fellow Etsians as "a feast for the eyes, and I think Etsy will become the premier site for anything by hand." Please check out her shop:

-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs


Erin said...

Oh, wow--her work is amazing!

sherry said...

the detail is amazing, just beautiful.

woolies said...

love her work !!

Delightfully Simple - Home of The Gumbles said...

Gorgeous, beautiful, stunning work!!!