"I take time and care to stretch my own canvases and prepare the grounds, much like the old masters used to. In so doing, the surface develops its own unique character before a paint stroke is applied.
My paintings move continuously between realism and imagination. They move between drawing and a loose application of paint.
I love watching the oil paint glide across the surface and let the drips and drops take on a life of their own.
My ‘mistakes’ become solutions, eventually, or sometimes. Most of my paintings have an organic and delicate feel."
- Joanne Orce