‘Strange Magic’ by Johannah O’Donnell
Artist: Johannah O’Donnell
Title: ‘Strange Magic’
Medium: Acrylic on board
Dimensions: 10″ x 8″
Framing: Framed in wooden frame (Frame Size: 12″ x 10″)
Year of Creation: 2020
Artwork Will Ship From: USA
About the Artwork:
“This piece is somewhat of a ‘sequel’ to a series of paintings I did back in 2011. I’ve always liked the visual of an owl clutching a D&D die and wanted to explore the concept further. That said, painting those owls was really really challenging, to the point where I vowed never to paint another one! Fast forward 9 years and I was finally ready to give it another go. And yes, painting an owl was just as tricky as I remember it being, but I really enjoyed the challenge.
This is also a painting that is about the change of seasons. Fall has always felt like a time of transitions to me, a gateway of sorts. I wanted to capture that sense of change. I also wanted to illustrate the balance between chance and fate. This has been a very strange and difficult year, but it does feel like we’re on the precipice of something new…and hopefully better.” – Johannah O’Donnell
About the Artist:
Johannah O’Donnell, a Florida native, grew up in Sarasota, where she graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design with a degree in Fine Art. She is currently a full-time painter/art instructor and has exhibited work in numerous shows around the country, including a solo show at Bold Hype Gallery in NYC and a two-person show with Rebecca Rose (Sculpturings) at Gauntlet Gallery in San Fransisco. One of her paintings is on the cover of Lil Bub’s album, “Science & Magic”, and her work is also featured in “Lil Bub’s Lil Book” and “#Cats the Meowvie”.
Influenced by the American Pop Art movement, Spanish Surrealism, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy Art, Johannah O’Donnell’s paintings use natural and figurative symbolism to comment on the ever-evolving human condition.