Joha Bisone was born in Menomonee Falls, WI. She grew up in the woods, having nature and wildlife her main entertainment. Moving to Milwaukee for high school, she excelled being surrounded by other creatives. Near the end of senior year Joha was chosen to participate in the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts competition in Miami, FL. From there she decided to pursue an art career and completed her BFA in Painting at the Kansas City Art Institute in 2003. Since then she has participated in numerous exhibits, group shows, collaborations, art/craft shows, and published in a book. Joha mostly paints in acrylic ink and watercolor, enjoying the fluidness and unpredictability of the medium. She creates organic landscapes, infusing patterns from nature among many other inspirations and transforms it into its own world. Joha lives and works in Kansas City, MO.
My paintings are inspired by patterns in nature and curiosities within the natural world. I like to work abstract while also hinting at realistic imagery. Luring the eye with bright colors that move from here to there, working with patterns and forms, and creating the right balance of pushing and pulling of space. Every piece is about exploring and learning. Trusting what you know and letting go. I appreciate the unpredictability of watercolor and ink, my main mediums, which also makes for interesting layers and quick gestures of movement. Sometimes I go into the piece later and fine tune some details with pencil and pastels. Experimenting with different processes and materials keeps things exciting. If I get bored with what I’m working on, I quickly try to change things up. Making drastic choices results in interesting things you never would have seen before!
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