Joanna McFarland lives and paints in Wellington, Prince Edward County. Music, especially jazz, blues and classical guitar, inspires and informs Joanna’s non-objective work. She takes liberties with her paint and is free with her choice of colour, shape and form in response to sound. Joanna paints with acrylics on canvas and stone paper, a paper-like product manufactured from calcium carbonate bonded with a high-density polyethylene. The paper is white, smooth and non-absorbent. Paint can be manipulated freely and areas can be washed off to reveal layers of colour beneath. Following in the footsteps of 20th century abstract expressionists Joanna has an affinity with contemporary non-objective painters such as Kazuo Shiraga, Saburo Murakami and Lila Lewis Irving.