artwork by joan whitmore
My first experience with art was when I was
in 5th grade. We had a drawing assignment
and I drew a flower. I remember thinking how
great it was that I could draw the flower! In
high school I took up photography and had my
own darkroom. Fast forward to my early 30's
and I took my first drawing class at
community college. That was the beginning of
my artistic life. I earned a BA degree in art
and made and sold porcelain jewelry, hand
blocked and dyed hats and photography in both
retail and arts & craft show settings. I went
on to do collage art and was published in
several magazines. My background in ceramics
led me to glass fusing and combining glass
with clay. Having a life long interest in
learning new things, in 2010, I started
painting in oils, watercolors, pastels and
encaustics. In 2011, I had the honor of
exhibiting at Jose Vera X-43 Gallery in
Highland Park, CA. I am affiliated with
several fine art groups and have earned
awards for my photography and painting.
In 2012 I started writing and illustrating
children's books. I have 3 ineractive books on
ibookstore including an alphabet book.
Contact me for prices, availability
and additional artwork.
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