Joan Einsman – Studio on 6th StreetMixed Media
Studio on 6th Street
628 6th Street
Winona, Minnesota 55987
I love the magic of transforming paper, canvas and other surfaces into a work of Art. The fact that it did not previously exist and came about through me is a thrill, a feeling of accomplishment. One of a kind in a world of multiples is precious.
My visual language has developed over many years since childhood. As a child I did a drawing each week to send into a radio program called “Drawing to Music.” I continue to use music while I work. It contributes to the shapes, color and rhythms.
My paintings and drawings are metaphors for several pursuits. They are colorful symbolic investigations inspired by world travel, history, psychology and personal experiences. My current series are of mixed media utilizing watercolor, acrylic, oil sticks, pastels, inks and collage. My paintings are not preconceived and are allowed to develop. They are built upon multiple layers to achieve a feeling of depth. The layers suggest underlying form or shapes. The last strokes are usually linear and directional. I use a variety of brushes and tools including wooden sticks, chop sticks and tree branches. I also paint with both hands. The mediums vary from fluid watercolor to thick impasto paint to pastel.