Johanna Geurts, Arnhem Member Since December 2015 Artist Statement I am Johanna Geurts and I live in the Netherlands (Arnhem) with my husband and dog Bliksem, a Briard, (French sheepdog).
In the late 1980s, early 1990s I attended Art Academy. I did mostly drawing and painting. After the Academy I worked a few years as a production designer, mostly short movies and kids' television movies. It's quite a hectic life: living in Arnhem, working mostly in Amsterdam, lots of travel, sometimes working 14 hours a day, sometimes no work at all…
So I decided to find a regular job, get some regular income and I became an office manager. I married, built a house, got me a dog :-) And my art faded into the background.
Just recently I lost my job, so now I have more time to spend. And I missed being busy with art for some time and I started to draw and paint again.
I use oil and acrylic paint for the paintings. For the collages I mix my own drawings and photos and occasionally (free to use) images from the Internet, mixed with soft pastels, colored pencils, paint, ink and charcoal. I scan the collage to my iMac, in high resolution, and enhance it if necessary (color, sharpness, light etc).
You will find here also, in another gallery, some digital art works.