Joanne Kells Chalmers

I am a visual storyteller.

I love to tell a story with my painting of narrative scenes that take the viewer on a journey. The emotion of each character is captured as the viewer moves through discovering hidden treasures along the way. Dramatic lighting and a touch of whimsy are also elements that help guide the narrative. By using mixed media in the work I can incorporate various lines, texture, and layers to capture interest.

In the beginning/planning stages of each work, I choose the figures with an expression or mood to convey in the piece and then use digital software to plan the composition, that way even before the brush is to canvas revisions can be made.

I do find it very satisfying to hear the meanings and stories that the viewers see in each work and how each is interpreted through the lens of personal experience.

Joanne Kells Chalmers