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Johanna Finnegan-Topitzer

Johanna Finnegan-Topitzer

mixed media: gouache, paper, pen

Location @ AOS:

Arlington Town Hall (730 Mass Ave)

From traveling to unique landscapes to walks around my backyard, I am constantly inspired by the life around me. My work focuses on the wildlife and plants and the relationship between them. My creative process involves exploring in nature and taking reference photos. I then come back to my studio and start with simple sketches. I paint my animals with gouache which allows me to get subtle details. I use cut colored paper to create plants and landscape elements and define their details with pen. All these components are made separately and then adhered to a solid color background. The resulting design is nice as a print or cards or even on a sketchbook cover. I hope my drawings of the natural world will inspire others.