|I graduated from Old Dominion University and earned my BFA with a concentration in graphic design. Currently residing in Portsmouth, Virginia, I work as a freelance graphic designer and painter. I work in oils and acrylics as well as colored pencil and water colors. Visit my studio, The Art Collective, in downtown Portsmouth. In addition to freelance work, I also teach painting classes to children part time.|
My work has to do with feminism, family, motherhood and birth. My feminist theory is not arguing that I am the same as a man or better. Rather, I celebrate our differences. I rejoice in all the things that make me a woman and in all the things I can do because I am a woman. I have three children (all girls) who are my priority. Family is the main inspiration for all of my work.
I also create paintings for commission from your photograph. Prices start at $250.00 for a 16 x 20 oil painting on canvas. (not including shipping and handling)
Please contact me for more details on commissions, painting classes or private study.
The Art Collective
429 High Street
Portsmouth, Virginia 23704.
Thank you for taking the time to veiw my portfolio. Please check back often as I will be updating on a regular basis!
Joanna Pate's Guestbook
(Xander F., 17 April 2009)
I'm one of your Dad's cousins from up north. Originally from New Jersey, now I live in Pennsylvania. Your Mother told me a little bit about you gave me your web site address when they came up for a visit recently.
I wanted to write to you and let you know how much I enjoyed looking at your paintings they are beautiful! Good luck with yo.../...
(Karen Trush, 7 April 2008)