Artist Johanne Morin

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Johanne Morin began painting after moving to Texas from Canada in June, 2000. Enrolling in informal drawing classes at the University of Texas introduced her to the local art scene in Austin, where she became involved in organizing art events and life-drawing sessions. These activities exposed her to a variety of artists and different media. She began pastel painting in 2002 and took classes and workshops with local and internationally known artists. In 2008, a desire to learn more about mixing colors led to experiments with oil paint, which remains her medium of choice. In 2011, she moved to New York in the Lower Hudson Valley. Although the surroundings are similar to her native home, she sees them now with an artist's eye.
Johanne's art hangs in private collections across Canada and the United States and she has won numerous awards. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Ottawa, and in 2019, she was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame at the Cegep de Trois-Rivieres in Canada.
Although I paint in the realistic tradition, I consider my style part impressionist and part colorist. I want my paintings to "read" well from across the room but offer more to discover on closer inspection. In my landscape paintings I try to capture varying weather conditions and times of day. I'm compelled by the challenge of simplifying the subject by suggesting the light, color and texture instead of aiming for an exact reproduction. I paint from life as much as possible where I can better observe subtleties of light and colors. But I also enjoy the comfort of my studio during the colder months. I work mostly alla prima (in one session), sometimes adding final touches on a second day. 
Selected Exhibitions

Solo exhibition, Mahopac Library, Mahopac, NY, 10541, 2018
Solo exhibition, Hendrick Hudson [...]

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