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Joanie Krug is attracted to the unexpected, even the random event that occurs for each of us on a daily basis. Her work challenges us to embrace the turnarounds in life that leave us with a different perspective and invites us to land in a new space.
As a Portland based visual artist working in both charcoal and oils, her subject matter predominantly focuses on women in expressive emotional and social moments. The spontaneity of gesture fuels the spirit of her imagery. Most recently, she has been exploring different means to move paint on the surface of the canvas in order to create varied textures, atmosphere and emotion.
Currently, Joanie is a member of Gallery 114, having joined the collective in November 2014. Her paintings have been exhibited in Washington DC, San Francisco and Portland. Over the past several years, Joanie’s work has become a part of personal collections throughout the US and in South Africa.
In addition to being a figurative painter, her career has also encompassed a profession in special education as teacher, facilitator, advocate and consultant.