‘Firestarter’ by Johannah O’Donnell
Artist: Johannah O’Donnell
Medium: Acrylic on Wood
Dimensions: 8” x 8”
Framing: Framed (Frame Size: 10” x 10”)
Year of Creation: 2018
About the Artwork:
“This painting is inspired in part by Stephen King’s 1980 book “Firestarter”. I’m a huge fan of King’s work, and I think this kitten’s face really captures the combination of regret and anger Charlie McGee felt when she set things on fire with her mind. I also just really love painting kittens. They have such expressive, aesthetically-pleasing faces, and their combination of innocence and fierceness makes them the purrfect subject.” – 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.
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.