Joanna Asha Roznowski was born on the border of Germany and Poland and currently lives in Bedford, Nova Scotia. She received a Diploma in Fine Arts from the Vancouver Island University in 2003, a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in 2005, and an MFA in Painting from the University of Waterloo in 2008.
Asha has exhibited work in numerous exhibitions across Canada and Europe, and has received a number of awards and scholarships. Her work can be found in collections in Canada, United States, South Korea and Europe.
All my seascapes are inspired by the endless array of patterns, textures, forms and colours found in nature.
When painting, I like to see what will happen, and what kind of emotional responses I will create. I use gravity and a paintbrush to move the paint across the surface. This process consists of the application of acrylic paint layers by pouring, dripping, rotating and mixing them on a canvas. I believe that for me and the viewer, my paintings can be an interesting journey to the land of dreams and new discovery of the world around us.