Human form and anywhere organic textures and contrasts present themselves offer inspiration for artist and designer Joelle Somero. She largely creates abstract oil paintings with a duck cloth collage foundation and loves neutral, natural color palettes. Her approach to interior design is similar to her approach to art: she prefers to consider and build the bones of the space or the canvas first in such a way that the subsequent layers can be thoughtfully minimal.
Joelle resides in Marquette in Michigan’s upper peninsula with her husband, Matt and four children.
I am inspired by my children and my husband. The art my children create is brilliant to me. They create freely and intuitively, and the result is nothing short of magical. I hope they are able to hold onto their carefree abilities. My husband is a stone mason and his work is his art, although he would disagree: to him, he's just doing his job. But from this artists' point of view, his art is rugged, natural and wildly beautiful.