Inspiration, calm and individuality for your surroundings.
Art can be the trigger that takes you out of apathy and overwhelm into inspiration and action. The goal of my art is to calm your mind and give you an experience of awe. When we are in that state ideas seem to flow and we want to create it on demand. Seeing my art in your home is an automatic trigger point reminding you of that special feeling you can produce for yourself in your own way in your life.
Striving to paint emotion, I want to create the awe, the wonder, the experience we feel in nature, in music, in special life moments. That feeling that gives us pause.
Complex sounds, spaces, textures and tones translate into complex surfaces making a painting very rich. These musical ideas inform all of my work. Sometimes the rhythms are submerged and sometimes they rise to the top.
There is a dialogue that develops between myself and the painting. As the layers of paint accumulate so does the meaning. Connections flow and coalesce into magical and mysterious combinations. These actions renew my spirit in the act of creation.
I grew up in...
My favorite book is...
The Bible - riveting.
The last show I binge watched was...
My favorite gift I ever received was...
My daughter and granddaughter surprised me by coming home on Mother’s Day from MA
My favorite meal is...
Salmon with broccoli and asparagus
A Marietta, Georgia native, Juanita Bellavance graduated with a BA in Music Education. While teaching music she began incorporating art as visual aids to assist students in learning music concepts. She created extensive backdrops for her musicals as well.
In 1994 Juanita’s entrepreneurial spirit led her from teaching into the interior decor industry where she was a faux finish and muralist around Atlanta. Her work was featured in Atlanta Magazine during that time.
Having previously studied, performed and taught music, it seems to emerge through her painting process. Juanita’s art-making process is similar to the process of writing music. Tone on tone, creating harmony. Mark upon mark, creating a rhythmic pattern. Shape upon shape, creating melodic contours.
In the late evenings, Juanita can be found in her studio painting in the quiet hours when all the day's busyness has ended and thoughts rise. It is a special and cherished reprieve from the day's activity.