Johanne Durocher Yordan


I have walked this earth for 30 years, and, out of gratitude, I want to leave some souvenir. VINCENT VAN GOGH


About Johanne

I am a self-taught artist who as an adult went back to school to redefine what it was I wanted to accomplish with my art. I attended many classes at the University of Vermont in a two year period which helped me to grow immensely as an artist.

After experimenting with my art for a while, a life altering event caused a complete shift in how I painted. Prior to this shift, I painted about what I saw and knew which included still life and landscapes. It then became more about what I felt and about pushing the boundaries of how I had previously painted. This release allowed me to paint with freedom and emotion which for me led to a very different means of expression, a very abstract expression.

As I continue on in my journey of abstract painting, I find more fascination and freedom to explore and experiment. Some paintings are deliberate and are meant to evoke specific emotions while others are an exploration of technique, color, and texture.

I continue to pursue every avenue so that I may share what I love to do with others. Art imitates life and is a continual process of growth and curiosity. It will live long after we have gone.

On Display

Group Exhibitions

    •    S.E.A.B.A Gallery - Burlington, VT
    •    Burlington City Arts Center - Burlington, VT
    •    VT Institute of Contemporary Arts - Chester, VT
    •    Metro Gallery - Burlington, VT
    •    West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park - Stowe, VT
    •    Sweet Grass Gallery - Williston, VT
    •    Brickwork Art Studios - Burlington, VT
    •    266 Studios - Burlington, VT
    •    Innovation Center- (S.E.A.B.A) - Burlington, VT
    •    Burlington International Airport - So. Burlington, VT
    •    Grand Isle Artworks - Grand Isle, VT
    •    Let It Rain.org - Burlington, VT
    •    Frog Hollow Art Gallery - Burlington, VT
    •    Art on Main Gallery - Bristol, VT
    •    Root Gallery - Burlington, VT
    •    South End Art Hop - Burlington, VT
    •    Art's Alive Festival - Burlington, VT
    •    Hearts Full Of Hope - Burlington, VT
    •    Burlington City Arts, Triangle of Excellence - Burlington, VT

 

Solo Exhibitions

    •    Vermont Fine Wine & Food Festival - Burlington, VT
    •    Brickwork Art Studios - Burlington, VT
    •    S.E.A.B.A. Center - Burlington, VT
    •    Vermont National Country Club - South Burlington, VT
    •    South End Art Hop - Burlington, VT
    •    Art Affair - Shearer Chevrolet, South Burlington, VT
    •    Vintage Inspired - Burlington, VT


 
Some paintings are deliberate and are meant to evoke specific emotions while others are an exploration of technique, color, and texture. Many of my paintings are well planned while others are very impromptu. Some of my paintings have included found or collected items which add depth and meaning to combine form and function to my work.
 

Publications

    •    Festival of Fine Art - Festival Catalog Featured Artist
    •    Burlington Free Press - South End Art Hop, Arts Alive, and Featured Artist
    •    Vermont Dining Guide - Featured Cover Artist
    •    Seven Days - Spotlight Artist and Multiple Featured Covers