Hello, my name is Joana Öberg.
I was born in Rio de Janeiro, in the municipality of Nova Iguaçu. Fate made me find love and build my family in Stockholm where I now live.
My story with art started about 30 years ago, more or less.
I know I always wanted to create, but at the beginning it was all very frustrating. The will existed, but I think it lacked a direction, a mentor … It lacked material to paint and lacked the courage. “Art was the occupation of wealthy children, I needed to learn what was important to get to work in an office.”
Yeah, I had to wait a little bit before I could start playing with my brushes, but you know what? I think it was worth the wait.
I love painting! I can spend hours there without noticing. For me the most fun are the discoveries or “happy accidents” of Bob Ross.
I get so happy when people like something I did create. It’s wonderful to know that I can spread happiness around me.
Today I basically paint acrylic on canvas and watercolour. I cannot tell which of the two I love the most! One day I will still try my hands on oil paints, perhaps when children and animals are not hanging around the house so much.