Art from the Heart Studio – Joanne Collins

96 North St, Magnetawan, Ontario

My love of nature and the creatures that abound in my northern Ontario environment is evident in my work. I try to capture the character, tenderness, and sometimes the fierceness I see in the critter I am painting. I definitely lean towards a ‘romantic’ rather than a ‘realistic’ approach to painting wildlife, so I like to call my style ‘romantic realism’. My new passion is painting wildlife from my own photos. I take my camera everywhere and this has rewarded me with some great reference photos. I think what excites me most about this process is that I form a relationship with the painting from the first glimpse of it I get through my camera lens. Indeed, every picture tells a story, and I am currently working towards writing one up for each painting. Please take a look at my recent works of art on my website to see if the story that goes with it has been written yet.

Art from the Heart Studio by Joanne Collins is open by appointment only. Please phone ahead to make an appointment.