Josephine was raised and educated on the Northern Beaches and worked in the film industry, focusing on design and animation, winning numerous international awards.
In 1996, she moved to New York City to further her artistic self.
Her paintings explore the mysterious nature of human drama characterized by a deliberate naive application of paint – mostly by hand.
Josephine, Tell us about yourself
What does a typical day look like for Josephine
Do you just do art or is part only part of the picture?
Josephine: Coffee music is enough motivation for me to bring joy to a new painting
I always have a few paintings in the works at once There is always something to paint
I also work as an early learning teacher and I’m qualified to teach kids yoga worldwide
However, my teaching is on hold now due to Covied 19 virus.
What is the message you are trying to get with your art ?
Josephine: Joy and peaceful emotions evoked from childhood.
How do you choose which medium to use?
How much of your art is influenced by the time you worked in the industry
Josephine: I have always been in awe of creative film directors and the confidence they have to expose their souls through their art… This is how I do it I suppose…
You say your Paintings explore the mysterious Of human nature characterized by the naive application of paint
Can you tell us a bit more about that?
Josephine: Yes my paintings are very childlike. Having the courage to commit to a painting is a big one for me
I feel most of my paintings look like they come from the eyes of a 12-year-old child
with my life experience…
What do you mutter to yourself while you paint?
Josephine: I’m usually singing when I’m painting one of my favorite places to be
And I always listen to old school radio.
How has your art evolved over the years?
Josephine: I’m getting more into portrait painting I’m using the third dimension – glitter because it reflects the light.
Share some interesting facts about your art with us.
Josephine: The most interesting fact about me I guess is that I paint with my hands – it’s all about feeling and creating – exactly like I used to paint with my hands at school.
What memorable responses have you had to your work
Josephine: A friend once said she could feel the raw emotion jumping out from the painting to her- that made me happy.
What is the best way to reach people that are interested in your art
Do you have any upcoming shows We should know about has anything been put on hold because of COVID-19
Josephine: I was hoping to enter one of my paintings into an exhibition at Manly Art Gallery I’m going to enter a portrait. The theme of the exhibition is – Home.
What is next for you?
Josephine: More painting and travelling and teaching.