January 9, 2017

Cover Cats

This painting appears on the cover of the Boston City Paper with bio inside. A nice way to start my New Year
(Pastel, 10x8, 2008, framed, $170. 

December 22, 2016

Holiday House

This painting was commissioned for
Christmas fund-raising card.
Step into this scene for a moment of holiday happiness. 

Pastel, 10  x 8

December 20, 2016

Holiday Reflections

"Life is a reflection of how you look at it."

Our holiday card from 2003 is so hauntingly relevant that we are repeating it this year. 
Let us hope we can all come together in 2017.

Digital painting, 2003, NFS

November 16, 2016

My quilt

From my exhibit- "Many years; Many faces"  Category: Me

I started this art sometime, many years ago– 
a self portrait
with a quilt covering of things in the world that were part of me; some unwillingly.
The plan was to keep adding to my quilt of life over the years. Recently I discovered it in a drawer –many years later.
So, I added some more things; very aware that there are large gaps of missing time.
To be continued...

“My quilt”  ?-2016, 12.5 x 17, Ink & watercolor, NFS

November 9, 2016

Quirky cat

From my exhibit- "Many years; Many faces" 
Category: pets

All stately and reserved.
Coat of insulated armor.
To protect in his outdoor kingdom.
One minute he cuddled; the next he’d split.
A mysterious and wonderful cat.

Mixed media, 11 x 14.5, $125.

October 26, 2016

Kids on parade

From my exhibit- "Many years; Many faces" 
Category: kids

Superwomen, Supermen, Rockers, Princesses, Pirates and more... whatever you want to be.
Starts at an early age

this masquerade. 
It's not just about the candy.

Pastel, 5x15, $150.

September 27, 2016

Mom and her dog

From my exhibit- 
"Many years; Many faces"
Category: Women- Mom

Mom Loves Choochie.
You can see it in her eyes; 
the sweet smile.
She loves her dog. 
More than anything.
Her friend, her child, her world.

 80s, Pencil, NFS

September 21, 2016


From my exhibit- "Many years; Many faces" 
Category: Men- Friend
In the 80s I began a painting project where I attempted to paint people as I saw them in another era, country, or style. Herewith is one of them:

I pictured velvet, embroidered and rich.
A person of stature. 
Tall in spirit; gentle in manner.
Could be a footman, a page,
or a king."
~ Johanna Bohoy

Mixed media, 17.5 x 14

September 15, 2016

Top Hat

From my exhibit- "Many years; Many faces"
Category: Men
In the 80s I began a painting project where I attempted to paint people as I saw them in another era, country, or style. Herewith is one of them:

I envisioned him at the turn of the century.
In top hat and cape.
Dashing and handsome.
Beard and bow.
Summoning his carriage to swoop me up.
 ~ Johanna Bohoy

“Top hat,”approx. 1985, mixed media, 17.5 x 14, NFS

September 6, 2016

Many years; Many faces- Bohoy painting exhibit

You are cordially invited to view my exhibit: 
"Many years; Many faces" 
Paintings that capture many men, women, children and pets who have been a part of my life throughout the years. 
Beverly Farms Library, 24 Vine St, Beverly Farms, MA, (978) 921-6066
Through the month of September, 2016.

(This is a sequel to my recent exhibit “Many years; Many places; Travels from my hand” which featured the many places I had traveled throughout the years)