Combining her love of art with a natural gift in math, Carla Johannesmeyer graduated with a degree in architecture from Virginia Tech, enhancing her education with studio art courses in drawing, printmaking, pho- tography and film.
While she continued to draw, Johannesmeyer went on to have a successful career as an architect, environmental design leader and expert in process improvement. With a keen eye for compo- sition, Johannesmeyer blends a sense of geometric rhythm and lyrical freedom in her art. Her oil paintings are reminiscent of post-impressionist artists but border on expressionism. She prefers a large brush and paints with visible, confident brushstrokes, layering lush color to evoke light, shadow and reflections in her subjects. She continually pursues learning experiences that challenge her point of view, weaving these perspectives into her work. This year, she continues her studies of the figure within ar- chitectural space and has a new series focused on the glow of cotton. Her work can be viewed at ArtFields 2017, Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition and on her website.