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Joan Jones

JoanJonesFineArt

Lompoc, CA

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My passion for painting began at age 10 when my grandfather gave me an easel to help pass the time while I recuperated from infantile paralysis.
At Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA), I pursued my passion and majored in art. Later, during an l8-year, professional Public Relations career with the YWCA in Iowa, Texas, Virginia, and California and the American Red Cross in Los Angeles, I honed my graphics skills.
For fun, I designed costumes for a professional theatrical company in Hollywood.
For the last 30 years, I've been doing what I enjoy most -- painting, and when I can manage it, working from live models -- the ultimate challenge as well as the ultimate pleasure, for me.
In February, 2011, I staged "My Last Hurrah."at the Grossman Gallery in Lompoc. The reception proved so successful that had I known how much so, I'd probably have had a last hurrah years ago. The only confusion has been that friends and clients assume I'm not ever again going to put brush to paper. My response is always, "No, it's one-person shows with the attendant planning, organizing,sorting, delivering, hanging, publicizing, and taking down that Dick and I are through with." (Now, of course, I do know others, not necessarily in my field, who've come out of retirement to play again. Brett Favre and B.S. come to mind.)
The Lord has blessed me with good health, good teachers, and the support of family and friends in the pursuit of my craft.

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SB sseagull seeks shelter by Joan Jones

 

a practice swing at PEBBLE BEACH by Joan Jones

 

In Her Easter Bonnet by Joan Jones

 

toby Troubador by Joan Jones

 

Alamo Pintado Creek by Joan Jones

 

BELLUZ HOUSE by Joan Jones

 

On the Nile by Joan Jones

 

Bergen Bryggen in the Rain by Joan Jones

 

Biking Viking by Joan Jones

 

Blowing Bubbles by Joan Jones

 

Burlap and Enamelware by Joan Jones

 

Cupid and a Mixed Bouquet by Joan Jones

 

let's make up by Joan Jones

 

Femmes et Fleurs by Joan Jones

 

Character Lines by Joan Jones

 

Nassau Market by Joan Jones

 

Country Girl by Joan Jones

 

Tribesman by Joan Jones

 

Let There Be Light by Joan Jones

 

Bergen Sentrum by Joan Jones

 

Attitude by Joan Jones

 

Fill 'er Up by Joan Jones

 

Be Mine by Joan Jones

 

Redhead by Joan Jones

 

Carousel Horses by Joan Jones

 

Blue Lady by Joan Jones

 

Dancing Damsels by Joan Jones

 

Sterling hearts and wires by Joan Jones

 

Wanda Reclining by Joan Jones

 

Calico Quaker by Joan Jones

 

Her Elegance by Joan Jones

 

Pink Chenille by Joan Jones

 

The Potter by Joan Jones

 

turquoise doughnuts w. silver rings by Joan Jones

 

Toby Troubador by Joan Jones

 

Woman In Striped Chemise by Joan Jones

 

Grape Leaves by Joan Jones

 

Patriots' Corner by Joan Jones

 

Oak Leaves by Joan Jones

 

antique silver bead necklacer and bracelet set by Joan Jones

 

Sunset and Evening Star by Joan Jones

 

Best Friends by Joan Jones

 

Struggle by Joan Jones

 

Purple Mtn. Majesty by Joan Jones

 

He died for my sins by Joan Jones

 

enameled dragonfly earrings by Joan Jones

 

Clip-on earrings by Joan Jones

 

Chanteuse by Joan Jones