The first time I saw a painting by Joanne Ludwig I was in the school library, the area to the right of the doors where you can study. Last year she put together a small showing in there with Kris, Rene and other artists. I really loved the rough white quality in her paintings and how she organizes her colors. Its like controlled chaos. Her painting inspired the background for my "Behold, A Lady" series.
Anyway, I went to Somar Bar and Lounge in uptown Oakland this weekend and when I walked in I freaked out because the first few paintings that were up on the walls were Joanne's! I pointed and said "I know her!" My cousin turned around thinking I knew somebody and I was like "No, I know that art!" and she laughed and called me a dork. haha! So I HAD to take a picture of it. Excuse the really bad picture...I took it at the end of the night.
All I could find of her online is her myspace page. www.myspace.com/geigi
Not really digging her anime paintings though.