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 art and I adore painting! I can spend hours there without noticing. For me the most fun are the discoveries or “happy accidents” as Bob Ross used to say.
Until 2018 I basically painted in acrylic on canvas and watercolour, but 2019 I decided to challenge to myself by painting in oils and order to try to copy the Master Pablo Picasso through the whole year, one painting a week.
You can follow my journey on instagram and on my blog.