Born in the 14th district of Paris and raised in Les Ulis, France; Johanne immis remembers her small town as a inspirational wonderland. Her parents are from Haiti and Martinique which added a Caribbean touch to her art style. Climbing the cherry blossom trees in front of her parent's apartment and sketching from her favorite Sailor Moon mangas developed her appreciation for art and nature.
Things changed drastically when she relocated and moved to Crown Heights, Brooklyn as a pre-teen. It was a culture shock for her to see the living conditions of the rough neighborhood at the time. Art became her escape from her surroundings.
She remembers using art and music to express herself and she quickly learned that creativity is a form of therapy.
Johanne is a self-taught artist who expanded her creative growth by attending Katharine Gibbs School in Manhattan. She excelled her 1st year with a 4.0 GPA and she graduated with an Associate Degree in Visual Communications.
After working at a top advertising agency, she soon realized that she was ready to be her own creative Boss.
In 2011, she started her company ' Johanne immis' and has sold her art in many countries across the world.
"I love to create; it's truly a blessing to do what I love and to make the world a better place through art and creativity.” - Johanne immis
I was very young when I started to draw; I just had to have a piece of paper and a pen nearby to sketch out my thoughts, feelings and ideas. I did not speak English very well when I moved to the United States so I would draw on pieces of paper and give them to my family and friends; they loved it!
I love the freedom of creating so I knew it was my calling.
I decided to quit my part-time job to be my own Boss full time...what an experience! I wanted to quit plenty of emotional nights.
I would stay up and read about how successful people dealt with their struggles and I learned that it is totally normal to go through these "seasons" of ups and downs.
This journey inspired me to write my first eBook:
"Bosses Never Quit!"
Art, Poems and Notes from my heart.
My message to you is "Bosses Never Quit!" so take action and go for the life that you want, you can do it and you deserve it!
A Little More...
Below is a 'Behind the scenes' video shot by Fly Filter of my photo shoot located at Plum Beach,
Brooklyn for my paintings and apparel. I wanted to capture the beautiful sunrise.
It turned out amazing!