January 18, 2023

Birthday of a New Year 2023-Bohoy

Light the candles for Chanukah.

Light the candles for Christmas.

Light the candles for the birthday of a New Year.

Paint it glorious.


Pastel, 2008

September 12, 2022

Rose Michelle

A bud that blossomed to a swirl of beauty. Inside and out.

A dew drop for life; a teardrop that it can't last forever.

Pastel, 2008/2022

August 23, 2022

Summer on Cape Ann paintings by Johanna Bohoy


A Rockport rooftop. 3 on the rocks. A Gloucester wharf.
Summer on Cape Ann.

All pastel paintings © Johanna Bohoy


May 24, 2022

The Swans are back- by J. Bohoy

The swans are back.

Boston Ballet brings them.

The Opera House stage. 

Feathers fly: Odette and Odile vie for the prince.

Good vs evil.

A sea of white glides on Swan Lake as my favorite Tchaikovsky music swells.

Pastel paintings done previously in 2008 to 2014. Prints available.


March 30, 2022

Oscars Red Carpet 2022-Yelo & Blue- Bohoy


It seems frivolous to focus on fashion when we think of the devastation happening in the Ukraine– but it has been my tradition for 15 years to do a runway painting each year– so I am capturing those who wore yellow and blue- to honor their flag.

Kodi Smit
Meghan Thee Stallion
David Oyelowo

Pastel, March 2020

March 6, 2022

Sunflowers for Ukraine


The sunflower is the national flower of UkraineThe sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine. Ukrainians weave sunflowers into wreathed crowns to wear during celebrations, embroider them onto fabric and clothes, carve them into wooden furniture, and household items, and paint them as decoration on walls. They are used to protect against evil spirits, bad fortune and illness. Just like the sun they bring warmth and light and are the symbol of energy, life and well-being, for fertility, and unity, and peace.

The Orthodox Church did not ban sunflower oil during Lent so the sunflower became popular. By the early 19th century, Ukrainians planted vast fields of sunflowers since their hot, dry climate and rich soil are ideal for their growth. Sunflowers are also effective for extracting toxins: lead, arsenic and uranium from the soil, so they helped remove toxins after the disaster at the Ukrainian Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

A sunflower bud turns its head as it follows the sun across the sky from east to west and droops its head at sundown- a phenomenon known as heliotropism. At dawn they again nod toward the east where the Sun rises again. Just like the Ukrainian people -- they rise and fight in unity for their country.

(info gathered from numerous sources)
Pastel Painting, 9x5, © Johanna Bohoy, 2009

December 10, 2021

"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life." –painting collage by Johanna Bohoy

"Be happy for this moment. 
This moment is your life." 

Omar Khayyam

Have a memorable holiday and a happy New Year.

Mixed media painting collage

November 12, 2021

Hastings House- watercolor by Johanna Bohoy


"A house is not a home"as the song goes. 
But this house is a home to the residents of Beverly Farms, MA. An historical community house that provides space for fun and festive public and private events.

As thanks for our using it recently to practice the waltz for the film series 
“The Gilded Age,” I painted this watercolor of the "Hastings House" to hang for prosperity.

Watercolor 11x 9.

September 28, 2021

My painting "Group Hug" was just awarded "Artwork Best Representing Theme" in the Historic Beverly exhibit "Strength, Perseverance and Hope" which emphasized our pandemic experience.
The art was judged by art specialists, but also by some people from the local community– which made it even more special to me.

My other painting "Last Hug," also in the exhibit, depicted the show's theme as well– almost more so, as it features a good friend who truly experienced strength, perseverance and hope.

Pastel & Mixed Media 

August 9, 2021

Popsicles! pastel painting by Johanna Bohoy

Hot and humid.
Ice on 2 sticks.
Grape, cherry, orange.
Companions for companions.

8"x10" Pastel  [SOLD-Texas]