Painting is a source of great personal pleasure for me as well as a way to connect with others and to the world around me. I work in transparent and opaque watercolor, gouache and oil. I like to paint cityscapes and the figure in everyday settings. I paint in a representational manner, focusing on color, shape and design rather than a realistic portrayal of my subject. It is important to me to experiment with different media and subject matter in an effort to continually to grow as an artist.
"Buttercup" 30 X 22
watercolor and gouache
Art Works on Oakland / Johnna Papin Art
"Winter on Brady " 14 X 11 oil
"Summer Poppies" 9X9
Art Works on Oakland is a working art studio and gallery. Visitors are invited to watch the artist at work and to enjoy the work displayed in the gallery.