107 Bowers Gallery & Art Space: Artist Conversations with JoanMarie Palmer

KD:  Who are you and where do you live? 

Artist:  JoanMarie Palmer, Downtown Jersey City, NJ 


KD:  What was your pivotal moment in your life that drove you to create “art”? 

Artist:  Drawing snoopy and Woodstock as a kid and thinking I did it really well. 


KD:  Why do you think art is important? 

Artist:  It captures a moment in time and history and creates a lifetime memory that speaks to every individual in its own way.  Most importantly to the artist. 


KD:  What do you want people to know about your or your art? 

Artist:  “A brushstroke takes a second, preserves a moment, and lasts a lifetime.”


KD:  Do you have a goal for your art?  

Artist:  To evolve in my skill and style and to evoke a special feeling in each person who views it. 


KD:  Do you listen to music when you create?  Any favorite bands/musicians?

Artist:  Anything relaxing and calm, classical, jazz etc. 


KD:  Many people think artist are only “right brained” – what else do you do well?  

Artist:  Everything.... Lol. Kidding aside, I am an Executive Assistant in an investment bank.  I’m organized and efficient, great at meeting deadlines.  I always said if I wasn't doing art in my spare time I would be a psychologist or life coach. I think I'm good at helping people. 


KD:  Do you have an artist that has influenced your work?  

Artist:  Georgia O’Keeffe and Renoir.  I admire that Georgia took the flower and enlarged it so we could really “see" it for what it was.  I also love Renoir's romantic softness in his paintings. 


KD:  You walk into your favorite art store – what section to you beeline for (regardless of your actual need)?  

Artist:  Paint. 


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