Friday Night with Artist Joanna Gresik

{submitted by Brent Arlitt}

On Friday evening Jan 19, 2018, Artist Joanna Gresik presented her art, her personal journey, and her unique art techniques to a large number of club members. Her unique dynamic cityscapes show the beauty, colour, motion and depth of feeling the she sees around the city. Joanna paints in watercolours, acrylic, oils and pastels.

Joanna, who is an OCAD and Humber College graduate, first studied and practised interior design, where she gained an inherent capability to convey perspective and depth. But, her most transformative activity was when she joined “A Year of Creative Habits”  which she used as a tool to create one artwork each day for a year. She usually works to a music background, which she feels stimulates her creative process.

Joanna’s painting demonstration used high concentration watercolour pigments(Dr. Ph. Martin’s Radiant Concentrated Water Color Bottles) on 40 lb watercolour paper to generate in 45 minutes a beautiful cityscape with depth colour and action. She enhanced the scene using pastels and pencils.

See Joanna’s work at