Johnna Papin Bio

  • Clarke College, BA
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, MA

  • Penninsula Art School, Door County, WI
  • James Michael, Plymouth, WI     
  • Mel Stabin, Boone, SC
  • Donna Zagotta, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Carla O'Connor, Appleton, WI
  • Ian Roberts, France

Past Exhibits:
  • “Thursday Painters”  The Garden Shop, Shorewood,  WI
  • “Paintings from Provence”   Sheboygan, WI
  • “Traveling Artists”  Uihlein Peters Gallery
  • Juried Exhibit,  Shorewood, WI, 2010
  • League of Milwaukee Artist Show,  Art Bar, 2nd prize, 2011
  • Juried Exhibit Watercolor Wisconsin, 2011
  • Shorewood Plein Air 2014, 2015
  • Milwaukee Museum Mile, 2016
  • Cedarburg Plein Air, 2016
I have always been fascinated by color, shape, line and pattern.  Over time, I filled margins of notebooks and reams of paper with doodles and drawings.  From the sidelines, I greatly admired those involved in the artistic adventure.   I collected untold numbers of magazines and art books with the idea that some day, art would have a more prominent place in my life. 

Fortunately for me, that time has arrived.  With input from teachers and mentors and much hard work, I feel I have developed a valid artistic voice and style.  My  goal is to continue to present my work to the public via gallery and exhibit participation and to continue to grow and develop as an artist. 

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