Joyanna Rose Gittings
Trained in Theatre Arts, Joyanna Rose Gittings begins each painting by establishing connection to a familiar place or setting, then renders life forms, imbuing story. She paints conceptual stills from moments she has conjured in her waking mind or in dreams. Watercolor allows for flow and spontaneity; she uses the ancient medium in her contemporary works as a means of honoring the past; a nod to emotions we all have felt since the beginning of time. She titles her works in her non-native Spanish, language of soul and softness.