Arizona artist Joanne L Gallery has spent time in many countries over the past 20 years, including New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Tahiti, Mexico and Hawaii and Mainland USA. I have found nature to be a source for inspiration no matter what the environment.
Early in my career I created Photographic Paintings of my subject but have evolved to let the emotion of the environment and my feelings influence the colors and hues of my art. From the saguaro cactus of Arizona to the hibiscus of Port Douglas, Australia; I can remember the exact moment and feeling of the place in time. This is why I paint. Each piece brings back the specific feelings and immortalizes a flower that has long since faded and withered.
My most recent work explores more stylized and bold colorization of my subject matter. This is visually stunning, is more provoking and is expanding my comfort zone. Shapes of light and color are incorporated into my more recent contemporary scenes and take me to another place.
Arizona State University Bachelor of Science
UCLA 3 years of interior design
Scottsdale Community College fine art
University of the Arts Philadelphia
Arabian Horse Show, Scottsdale, Az Feb.13-23 2020
Sonoran Arts League, New Year New Member pop up art show. Jan. 10- Feb. 10, 2020