November 12, 2018

Blue skies. A mild sea. Soft breeze. Flags furled. People stroll. 
Quiet thoughts of those who serve.

[Gloucester, MA]
Watercolor, 8.5" x10."5, $150. [matted & white frame]

September 20, 2018

Picking sunflowers, pastel, Bohoy

That time of year.
Summer had waned.
Sunflowers peeked above fields of green.
In MV* Viv and me
picked sunny, smiley yellow faces

that went into waiting vases.

Pastel, 5x7, 2007
{Martha's Vineyard}

September 11, 2018

911 messages

Messages and a rose left on a wall at Ground Zero. 

Watercolor/mixed media, 7x5.

August 29, 2018

It's HOT.

Watercolor, 5x7

August 28, 2018

Labor Day R&R, Bohoy

Labor Day.
Enough said!

Pastel, 7x5 [SOLD]

August 2, 2018

Birds in egg. Pollution, extinction.

I did this art in college as I was concerned about pollution, extinction, and the environment back then. 
I also did my senior thesis project on the very subject. 
Amazing that so many years later (too many to reveal), we are still worried about the environment-- pollution, extinction, warming, melting... 
and it still continues to alter our earth.

22x17, pencil, collage, and emboss. 

April 24, 2018

Food is libation, pastel, Johanna Bohoy

From my exhibit:
"A la Carte Art: food paintings by Johanna Bohoy

A sip– forget your fears.
A drink for the moment. 
R&R Time.
One shot of pleasure.
Two parts sublime. 

Pastel 7x5, 2009 in rustic green frame $95.

April 19, 2018

Food is sharing. Picking raspberries by Bohoy.

From my exhibit "A la Carte Art: Food Paintings" by Johanna Bohoy

FOOD is sharing: 
A gift from the Earth.
Ruby red pockets of juice.
Pick one.
Eat two.
One for me-
None for you.
All's fair with kids.

 2008, pastel, 8x10 in 14x15 Ralph Lauren frame, $350.

April 4, 2018

A la Carte Art Exhibit, Johanna Bohoy

I am exhibiting my food paintings, the month of April In Manchester-by-the Sea, Ma. 

“We are what we eat,” wrote Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1826. 
"Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es." 
Our lives, family, friends, events, libations, and love are all intertwined with food. 
My connection to food is enhanced by my work. 
I am a Dame in Les Dames d’Escoffier International, am active in the Masschusetts Specialty Food Association, am a designer of food packaging, and my husband Larry is my comsummate ‘chef.’

March 30, 2018

Tara rosa cat, pastel Bohoy

We had to say goodbye to our sweet cat Tara this week. She personified the word sweet. 
A gentle, delicate, feminine cat that our vet said was like a "little ballerina.” 
Never a scratch, a hiss or a bite came from her in 19 years.
She always brought us roses. Dropped them at our feet.
Where she found them- who knows?
But she always knew when 
one was needed.

March 8, 2018

Oscar Red Carpet 2018-Diversity

No shyness on this red carpet.
Fashions state: 
“this is who I am.”
Color and pattern, ethnicity, sexuality, and diversity.

African heritage [Eritrea]- Comedian Tiffany Haddish
Mexican flavor- Salma Hayek 
Vintage Kimono 1962 rerun- Rita Moreno 
Pow! Subtle be damned- Whoppi Goldberg
Gay and OK- Olympic skater Adam Rippon

Pastel, 10x8, $200.
To see previous years go here:

February 18, 2018

Presidential Sweets (suites), pastel, Bohoy

We'll only guess that Washington ate cherries, and Lincoln-logs; Carter- some peanuts. But we do know that Reagan ate jelly beans, Clinton liked doughnuts, the Bushes ate M&Ms, and Obama craved caramels.
It's a presidential suite of sweets.

Pastel, 5.5 x 7, $100.

February 13, 2018

February 1, 2018

Ghost Ship, Bohoy

For the novel "Ghost Ship" by Lori Townsend I did a pastel painting of a ship enveloped by ghostly mists and clouds, in an ink-dark night, on an eery rolling sea. The thriller depicts reporter Zilla Gillette who investigates the human trafficking of young girls and boys who have been abducted and carried by a vessel at sea to a hidden location.

For info on the book, or to buy go to:

"Ghost Ship" pastel, 9x12, commission, $200.

January 31, 2018

American Home Wrecker cover, Bohoy

I used my painting, done in 2008 to symbolize the commencement of Obama's presidency, for the cover of the novel "American Home Wrecker" by Lori Townsend. 
The book is a depiction of the white supremacist underworld, extreme right-wing separatist group in America, as well as a look at domestic violence investigated by reporter Zilla Gillette.

For the cover design I ripped the art apart to simulate what the “home wreckers” in the book have attempted to do– divide America and abolish what our first African American president had accomplished and to create tumult in America.
For info on the book, or to buy, go to:

Original painting "New Day," watercolor, 5x7. [SOLD]

January 17, 2018

Café Days

These are the days to brunch & lunch
Inside; not out. 
Sun bathed corners in casual cafés
Hidden from chills about.

[Greenwich, CT]

Pastel, 5x7, $100.