Public Speaking Engagements/Painting Demos: Johanna Spinks, Portrait Painter, Malibu, California.

Johanna regularly gives talks and public demos showcasing her approach to painting as well as how to build a creative life and successful career as an artist. She has spoken to numerous art groups, charities, schools, and fundraising galas on topics including "Oil Painting - A Valued Approach”, “Intentional Painting", and "Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway". Whether her audience is full of dedicated artists or those just interested in building a creative life, Johanna provides inspiration and practical advice based on her 20 year portrait and creative career.

To book Johanna for your next public speaking event, email or call 310-384-7029


Past Bookings

Lynn Fairly and Friends Radio Show (Numerous times)

Our Ventura TV Show (Three Times)

Del and Debi "Mind, Body and Soul" Radio Show

Westlake Village Art Guild (Dinner Event, Keynote Speakert)

Ventura Rotary Club (Lunchtime Event - Keynote Speaker)

Women's Expo Conference Weekend, Ventura.

Downtown Center for the Arts, Oxnard (Dinner Gala, Keynote Speaker)

Millionaire Model TV Show, Live Demo of Presenter April Scott.

Pacific Art Guild

San Fernando Vallery Art Club (Three times)

Lakewood Artist Guild

SCIART West Gallery (Invitational Artist Talk)

SCIART Channel Islands University Campus ( Invitational Xmas Art Fair Demo)

Museum of Ventura County (Invitational Artist Talk)

Museum of Ventura County Smith Pavillion Mayors' Art Awards

Santa Paula Society of The Arts (Twice)

Pacific Arts Guild

Valley Artist Guild

Santa Clarita Artist Group (Twice)

Camarillo Art Center (Twice)

Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art 10th Anniversary Gala Party (Invitational Demo)

The California Art Institute  (Public Portrait Demo)

Juan Cabrillo Elementary School, Malibu

Point Dume Marine Science School, Malibu

Oaks Christian Day School , Westlake Village (Senior Art Students Presentation)

Bell Arts Factory, Ventura, (Christmas Santa Demo)

Portraits South Group, Raleigh, N.C. (Invitational Demo)

Johanna has been on the teaching faculty of both The Los Angeles Academy 

of Figurative Art and The California Art Institue along with private teaching and workshops.


Testimonials: "Malibu Art Association has presented demos and workshops from the talented and

gracious artist Johanna Spinks over the past 10 years.  A well-educated and talented artist herself, Johanna brings  a wealth of knowledge inspiring new students and bringing confidence to more experiienced artists. MAA plans to present Johanna as our ongoing artist teacher at feature meetings", Marie Stapel, President, MAA.


Thank you Johanna for the wonderful way you broke down your process last night!  I loved the mis-en-place concept and seeing how you built depth in your painting while keeping your original intent with your lights and darks!  Hearing your insights on painting portraits and working with clients was also very helpful!!!  What a great evening for all of our members to learn! 

Anette Power Westlake Village Art Guild Program Chair, Dinner Demo.


"I attended one of your demonstrations for the California Art Institute and was very impressed by how much information you gave in your step-by-step lecture and how beautiful the finished work was." Dorothy Roraback, president San Fernando Vallet Art Club.




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