Artist profile: Johanna Pieterman – Fantasy Art

Every month, I profile an artist who inspires my own art, in several segments.

Of course, the fantasy element is what drew me to Ms. Pieterman’s art in the first place, because I am fantasy-inclined. Fantasy-oriented, if you will. So, today I will share with you my two favorite fantasy pieces, which can be viewed on her website and her online store.
Selene by Johanna Pieterman
Although the composition is in the center and fairly symmetrical, it works. It’s an interesting representation of the moon goddess – there are many ways one could depict Selene, but Ms. Pieterman chose to make the woman and the dolphin dominate the picture, effectively turning the moon into an abstract decoration. I’m always on the lookout for plain backgrounds, and I quite like the way the background color and the outline fades out at the top.
the Lady of Shalott by Johanna Pieterman
Lady of Shalott
I have no idea what’s going on in this picture, since the Lady of Shalott isn’t particularly associated with doves, but it’s pretty cool. Again, it’s an interesting and puzzling way to show her. The pale skin is striking, and that aspect of it, at least, makes sense – the Lady of Shalott doesn’t go outside.

Other parts in the Johanna Pieterman artist profile series




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