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Name Johanna Porter
Title Illustrator and Digital Artist
City Hollywood
State Florida
Country United States (US)
Tell us about yourself! My name is Johanna Porter- my art is tagged PicturesWithin. I’m a visual and graphic artist living in Issaquah, WA. I have always made art. I approach my work in the studio as therapy- to explore social, gender, environmental and political issues through the lens of my internal microscope. What results are visual allegories- tall tales of solitude and companionship, using a repository of organic shapes, animal symbolism and pervasive sub-tropical color. My dreams and subconscious drive the work forward in unexpected ways. Each piece starts as a drawing on paper where I can process raw emotions. I then digitize the art and begin adding layers of color and form, slowly building until the underlying drawing is like a dream that is forgotten upon waking. My current toolkit includes my sketchbook, ink pens, an intuos tablet, iphone, laptop and the adobe creative suite. Working digitally, I can travel and work anywhere there is an electrical outlet and wifi . This gives me freedom to explore places and cultures- as I digest new experiences, my art is evolving. I was born and raised in Miami, FL. I have always made drawings and illustrations. I started college as a fine arts major, but graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from University of North Florida. I’m a self-taught digital artist. My first Macintosh computer, purchased in 1984, was my first “laptop”. I would carry it into ad agencies and work on-site. Seeing that this gave me enormous freedom, I finally embraced my independence as a freelance artist in 1993 and never looked back. My career includes three decades of working in the realm of graphic design and art direction. Last year I embarked on a journey back to my roots as a visual artist, creating work that is relevant to my personal growth. I am inspired by street art, immersion in nature and channeling my emotions into visual allegory.
Primary Medium/Industry Digital/Graphics/Multi-Media
Experience level in primary Medium/Industry Master
Secondary Medium/Industry Illustration/Calligraphy
Experience level in secondary Medium/Industry Advanced
Tertiary Medium/Industry Fine Art/Fine Craft
Experience level in tertiary Medium/Industry Advanced
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Education Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of North Florida, 1985 Associate of Arts, Miami-Dade College, 1978
Type of Artists I want to connect with Illustration/Calligraphy
Type of Businesses I want to connect with Graphics/Branding/Marketing/PR

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