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Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print




Johanna Lerwick, Norwich, NY
Member Since April 2016
Artist Statement With a deep love and passion for wildlife, painter Johanna Lerwick infuses the spirit of animals and nature into her art. Her early fondness and connection with all living creatures provided Lerwick with a unique perspective, allowing her to see the world differently than others. Her desire to capture and share her love of animal subjects drew her to art and elevated her creative energy. After years of developing technique and vision, Lerwick employs a high level of realism with mastered elements of light and shadow to depict her subjects. Every peaceful, yet engaging painting calls to the animal spirit within us all.

With animals as her preferred subject matter, she has established techniques for bringing out emotion and mood through their eyes and expressions. She then strives to place each of her subjects in a corresponding background that fits the feeling. Sometimes the background is more abstract and not as detailed depending how Lerwick imagines the scene or where she wants the viewers focus.

Beyond honing skill, art is about much more for Lerwick. It's about expressing vision and communicating a deeper meaning. "My understanding of art is that most people can see that a leaf is green but they don't understand that it is much more than 'green.' People can hear water running but they have never really listened to it. Nature is alive, many just don't take the time to truly appreciate and celebrate it."

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Product No 5883463
Subjects Animals, Birds, Wildlife
Style Realism
Medium
Tags Johanna, Lerwick, baby owls, birds, great horned owl, immature owls, nature, owls, pine tree, raptor birds, wildlife