Joann started painting in oil s as a member of “Art in the Park” in Oakdale, CA in the 1960’s, and continued painting until taking time off to concentrate on building a business. After retiring she discovered her love for watercolors.
Joann has won numerous awards over the years and many of her paintings hang in private collections. Primarily self-taught, she has participated in workshops with Tony Couch, Dale Laitinen, Al Sabin, Jill Figler and Kathleen Davids, as well as workshops in Texas, Idaho and Nevada.
She is a member of the Mother Lode Art Association and Oak Valley Art Society, and a former member of associations in Idaho, Texas and Nevada.
“I continue learning from others while finding my own voice. I try to establish an interpretation of my feelings for a subject while measuring my paintings by how they move beyond their surface appearance.”