Johanna Winter Harper is an artist, teacher and designer. Originally hailing from England, Johanna got her BFA in Painting from Washington University in St. Louis, and an MFA in Painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.

She has had her own line of linens, including tea/dish towels and napkins, and has worked with clients including Light & Pine Paper Goods, Felt Cards, Inc., novelist Eileen Favorite and Ila Handbags.

Johanna's Messy Lab Studio classes for children encouraged experimentation with materials and process over end product. She believes that making a mess can be the best way to learn and grow.

Currently she is concentrating on painting again in her teeny tiny studio between a part-time job and raising two kids.