'Everyone has a COVID story' Joanna Logue told me when we spoke recently about her show with Scott Livesey Galleries in Melbourne.
Part of Joanna's story is that, for the first time in her career, she wouldn't be attending the opening of her show. The paintings had travelled to Australia from her home in Mount Desert Island in the USA without her.
Joanna is a previous podcast guest and creates breathtaking landscapes which spill over towards abstraction. In this episode we talk about her stunning recent body of work in 'Alone on the Marsh' which draws on the landscape of her home in Maine with its rugged marshes, waterways and dense vegetation.
We also touch on the hardships brought by COVID - the homesickness, grief at the loss of a loved one back home and the dislocation caused by social and political unrest.
In spite of the difficult times, Joanna also talks about a silver lining and how her painting may not have taken the course it did were it not for the events of the past year.
Press 'play' beneath the above photo to hear the podcast episode.
You can also see a short video from our conversation below.
Above photo supplied by the artist
'Alone on the Marsh', Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne, 22 May to 19 June 2021
Joanna LogueJoanna Logue's exhibition at Scott Livesey GalleriesJoanna Logue at King Street Gallery on William Jan Pinkerton
TANGLE POND 1, 2021, oil on linen, 100.00 x 126.00 cm
SOMES POND, 2021, oil on birch board, 41.00 x 51.00 cm
BREAKNECK CREEK , 2021, oil on linen, 130.00 x 130.00 cm
MARSH SONG II, 2021, oil on linen, 65.00 x 140.00 cm
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