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Johanna Finnegan-Topitzer

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Johanna Finnegan-Topitzer

Johanna Finnegan-Topitzer

mixed media (gouache and paper) on cards, journals, prints, etc.

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 of my native New England. Most of the life I choose to represent comes from the woods, mountains, and seaside of the Northeast. 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. I hope that my art inspires wonder and respect for the natural world.

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