Joan Skogsberg Sanders

Joan Skogsberg

"Draw what you see and paint what you feel" is an artist adage that applies to my artwork. These are emotional responses to places influencing my art, such as the Middle East and California.

I have used a colorist-expressionist approach with sensuous application of paint and vibrant colors ( such as "Fun Zone" and "Sun Struck" in the California series) and more subtle, earthy colors in the Moroccan series.

I have used minimal visual references, but have depended instead on color relationships and fresh compositions to give the work its vivid internal energy. Painting is an adventure in which the final outcome is unknown.

In Morocco, similarly, much is hidden and veiled and painting there is a challenge and an adventure that I really enjoy.

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