Otherworldly Quality

“Combining ancient imagery with a contemporary surrealistic palette lends the composition an otherworldly quality that is both modern and vintage.” - the artist

One World, 2019, digital, 24 X 16, $250

One World, 2019, digital, 24 X 16, $250

I knew I wanted to be an artist since the day I was born. As a child I honed my artistic skills and as an art student I concentrated on creating works that tells a story. As a product of the Baby-Boomer generation, I found myself surrounded by iconic images of the times.

Feed Your Head, 2019, digital, 24 X 16, $250

Feed Your Head, 2019, digital, 24 X 16, $250

Recognizing all my favorite themes in the visual vocabulary of the popular culture, I jumped head-first into that world! For over 25 years, I operated my successful wholesale ceramics studio, creating hand painted Art-Pottery while raising my small family, doing laundry and feeding the dog! My ceramics were collected worldwide and over time I developed a signature style both traditional and contemporary.

Learning To Walk Again, 2019, digital, 24 X 16, $250

Learning To Walk Again, 2019, digital, 24 X 16, $250

In the late 1990s, Digital Art had become a recognizable influence in the mainstream art world. Studying the new avant-garde art form, I began manipulating images to create magical scenarios with a timeless quality. I draw my influences from vintage advertising art, antique tintype photography and the surrealist art movement. In the beginning I hand-printed transfers for decoration on my pottery, but I wanted a more diverse canvas.

She's Ready, 2019, digital, 24 X 16, $250

She's Ready, 2019, digital, 24 X 16, $250

I first introduced my Story Prints as whimsical allegories with familiar themes. Subjects like courage, wisdom and the longing to “fit in” are all grist for the mill.

Combining ancient imagery with a contemporary surrealistic palette lends the composition an otherworldly quality that is both modern and vintage.

If Not Now..when, 2019, digital, 24 X 16, $250

If Not Now..when, 2019, digital, 24 X 16, $250

I print on Metallic Pearlescent Archival paper to give it that antique, tintype feel. The medium perfectly mirrors the emotional tone of the image.

As a traditionally trained artist, I find this new art form to be limitless in possibilities. By combining the digital tools with my conventional water color renderings, it bridges the disconnect between the art world and the tech world. I think it also dissolves the boundaries between the artist and their audience.

I Got This, 2019, digital, 24 X 16, $250

I Got This, 2019, digital, 24 X 16, $250

Photo source: the artist

Photo source: the artist

About the artist:

As a product of the Baby-Boomer generation, I found myself surrounded by iconic images of the times. As a child I enjoyed the Pop Culture of my generation and as an adult, I have become an avid collector of those magical days-gone-by. In Art school, I recognized all my favorite themes in the visual vocabulary of the Pop Art movement and jumped head-first journey into that world. I enjoy the graphicness of everyday objects we take for granted, and draw my artistic influences from vintage advertising art, antique tintype photography, Pop Art and contemporary popular culture.

To view more work by the artist, please visit joannedelomba.com. You may also follow the artist on Facebook, as well as Instagram @withlovejoanne.