Joyanna Margo, of Midcoast Maine, draws inspiration from the natural world and a motivation to add focal points of joy to calm, neutral spaces. Desiring to bring the vibrant color and free-form design of the plant world indoors, her work focuses on botanicals. While some of her work is representational, her intuitive paintings begin completely abstract and gradually take form as they progress. The final stages in negative-space painting take the longest, as random patterns and colors are crafted into a chaotically balanced bouquet, bursting with life. Joyanna primarily works with acrylic paint and collage, and dabbles in graphite, watercolor, and pastels. Enjoying a life of beauty and creativity, Joyanna’s artistic hobbies include photography, cooking, herbalism.