Johanne Mangi: “Mello” is a rescued Greyhound possessing a gentle nature but not without concern. I saw an intense, worried look which I had hoped to capture. I think I succeeded. Commissions are difficult because your interpretation may not be what the owner wants. Always a challenge to artist license.
“Portrait work interests me because I enjoy the challenge of intuitively interpreting my subject. In pursuit of developing this skill further, I am devoting more time to painting for myself.”