resides in South Salem, NY with her family. She earned a BFA in Fine
Arts and a MA, masters in Art Education. She has taught Art in public
schools in NYC and in Westchester, NY. Also, she has worked ten years
as an Art Therapist in special education, and presently shares
her passion and experiences in art therapy working with children
at Connecting through Social Smarts (CSS) in Ridgefield, CT.
Joanne has worked in many different mediums in her creative journey,
but is presently enjoying the process of watercolor painting. As
a member of The Northern Westchester Artist Guild, Joanne’s work
has been exhibited in local galleries, and private events and venues
in NY and CT. Her work is in numerous private and public collections.
Her work has been selected for the past 4 years in a juried group
show at The Carriage Barn Arts Center in New Canaan, CT.
the beginning of my process I enjoy drawing with pencil to render
images as realistically as possible, but often let the paint and my
imagination mix with my memory to interpret the images in a new way.
At other times allowing watercolor to make its' own decisions. I am
continually exploring different approaches to painting as my personal
style evolves. I love the process of making art, painting has become
a form of meditation. When I paint.... I think of nothing else! I
paint subjects that have meaning to me, images that move me. It's a
wonderful feeling to be able to create! Having the opportunity to
share my work evokes genuine feelings of gratitude.