Johanna McWeeney is a self-taught artist working in oils and living in Devon, UK. She paints intuitively, focusing on symbolism, childish/ childlike expression and uses self-portraiture to express and process common human emotions. Painting becomes an almost spiritual path, or at least a retrospective map of the journey.
Johanna explores ideas of potential, creative expression and colour. Painting becomes a cathartic and complimentary opposite to the exacting demands of perfectionism. In some ways, while the work may sometimes come from an emotion that is not particularly happy, it is designed to transmute that into something beautiful.
The underlying motivation behind the work is to create a more beautiful world.