Feathers and Koi

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Feathers and Koi

JoAnn Cutler
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Acrylic multimedia painting
37cm x 50cm
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JoAnn Cutler is a Gold Coast-based artist whose subjects often follow a sea theme - due to a love of the ocean and the beauty of her natural surroundings.

JoAnn is inspired by modern artists - Tracey Verdugo’s colourful, loose and expressive multimedia artwork and Charla Maarschalk’s bold colours and abstract portraiture. Despite wanting some form of realism in portraits, JoAnn also explores multimedia, bold colours, textures and doodles.

JoAnn is fascinated with the Fauvism style of pure and brilliant colour and the radical use of unnatural colours. Colour selections are broader, based on colour strings rather than a strict interpretation of Fauvism, but JoAnn uses unnatural colours to show tonal values.

JoAnn considers her role of Art Team Leader with a major Queensland disability service provider to be a great privilege. JoAnn was encouraged to reach out and teach more people when seeing how clients responded to teaching methods, and the art they were producing. As a result, JoAnn recently opened a studio to facilitate creative arts recreational escapes for people of all abilities. The space has allowed JoAnn's artistic creativity to let loose, and JoAnn is enjoying teaching and inspiring others.

"Recycling the acrylic paint on a cardboard pallet, I embraced the imperfections left behind, such as it is coming to love oneself. By giving myself permission to play, I found inspiration and a fresh new perspective amidst the old paint streaks. The bold and beautiful colours inspired these Koi. I applied decoupage and stenciling to the fish and finished off drawing personal symbols with vibrant metallic pens."

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