Johanne's Biography



My artwork is an outward projection of my internal landscapes. It reflects the range of emotional textures that I bring to my world. It starts with a base that builds into lines and/or texture. Drips, splatters, wiped surfaces and the application of thick layers of colour are all part of the process. 

My work is abstract, with figurative or landscape elements. I love the idea of the viewer attempting to decipher my work. My surroundings and the beauty that Mother Nature graciously shares with us inspire me. In these tumultuous times, nature is threatened time and time again.

In March 2014 Bill 4, also known as Park Amendment Act, became law. It was introduced as a way to clarify “activities elated to research” in B.C. Critics are concerned that Bill 4 may pave the way for industrial activity. For more information, please visit the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s website: http://tinyurl.com/nna968b


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

2016-2017  CRD Arts Advisory Council member

EVENTS

2015-2016-2017  Rifflandia Festival Photographer http://rifflandia.smugmug.com/
2013-2014-2015-2017 TD Moss Street Paint-In, Victoria, British Columbia

PROJECT/CURATOR

2014-2015-2016 Embrace Aging through the Arts and Community, CACGV, Victoria, British Columbia
http://www.victoriafoundation.bc.ca/vital-people/times-colonist-vital-people-june-28-2015

https://www.facebook.com/AberdeenArts


SOLO EXHIBITION

2013
Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Branch, Victoria, British Columbia
CACGV Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia
Gallery at the MAC, Victoria, British Columbia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016-2017 
Ukama Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

2016
Greater Victoria Art Gallery Small Works Show


2015
Sliding Room Gallery, Victoria, British Colunbia
Martin Bachelor Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia
Brentwood Bay Resort, Brentwood Bay, British Columbia
Gage Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

2014
Brentwood Bay Resort Gallery
Gage Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria's Christmas Small Works Show
Gage Gallery-Backroom Group Show

2013
End of Summer Show, CACGV, Cedar Hill Recreation Art Gallery: Aug. 29-Sept. 11, 2012

2012
Sliding Room Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia
Habit Cafe, Victoria, British Columbia
MAC Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

2011
AAF NYC (Affordable Art Fair, New York), New York, USA

2010
ARTSingapore, Singapore, Singapore
Cost Collective Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

2009
Luz Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

2007
Gallery on Herald, Victoria, British Columbia

2006
On Canvas Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

2005
Solstice Cafe, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
On Canvas Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

2004
On Canvas Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia
Mulicultural Centre, Victoria, British Columbia

2003
MAC Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

2001
Community Arts Council Gallery, British Columbia

2000
Delta Hotel and Marche Bonsecours, Montreal, Quebec

1999
McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec

PUBLICATIONS
2015
Time's Colonist, Islander Section, June 6th, Victoria, British Columbia
Boulevard Magazine, June Issue, Victoria, British Columbia

2013
Behind the Scenes- Standard of Living, Victoria's Film Fest short movie, Victoria, British Columbia
http://vimeo.com/45918716

2004-2008
Island Parent Magazine, Victoria, British Columbia

1999
Debranche, Montreal, Quebec