Joan Winter -Fantasy and Imagination The paintings on this page are done from my imagination. I am currently reading a lot of books on mythology, dreams, spirit and Eastern thought and philosophy. I know that my imagination is directly effected by my reading ... which is a neat thought that we truly can effect who we are at all levels of our psyche.
All paintings are original, one of a kind, and available for purchase, except for those marked sold or on-exhibit. I hope you enjoy my work. If you have questions, or are interested in prices and purchase information, please email me at Joan@JoanWinter.com Please click on any image to enlarge. Thank you....
Where do I come From; Where am I; and, Where am I Going
the timeless question influenced a great deal by Gauguin
33" Tall by 47" Wide; with small cherry wood frame 34" x 48"
Oil on stretched canvas... Thick stretchers to prevent warping of the canvas
Birth Pool::oil on stretched canvas::30x30"
Being Born; Oil on stretched canvas; 14x11"; Joan Winter
Moving Through Identities; Oil on Stretched Canvas; 30x21"; Available
These two were painted around the same time. The one on the left expresses some of the different identities that we go through in life... The screaming naked woman coming out of the cave represents a naked soul ... hungry for an identity.... The one on the right represents super-ego (orange woman) and she is "sucking" the life out of the id and the ego is trying just to look the other way, deny. I read on wikpedia that when Freud wrote about the id, ego and super-ego he literally named them (in German) the id "it"; the super-ego "over-I' and the ego "I".
Sucking the Life out of Me; Oil on Stretched Canvas; 28x34"; Available
Jains; 40x28"; Oil; Available
Jains, meditating on non-attachment and forgiveness and compassion.
Oil painting on stretched canvas.
Catching Butterflies; 16x20 inches;; Oil on Clayboard Panel; Available
sold Elf Dakini; 10 x8"; Pastel
These two images are painted with soft-pastel on pastel paper. They are dream fairies, Dakinis, that, if called on, will guide and protect one in sleep..
sold Fairy Dakini; 12x9"; Pastel
All paintings are created by me, Joan Winter. Every painting is original and one-of-a-kind. As with most artists, I paint in many styles and formats. Subject matter and mood determine choice of medium(s).
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