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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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Wine glass charms by Joan Jones

 

African Beauty by Joan Jones

 

Absinthe Drinker by Joan Jones

 

Bird Bath by Joan Jones

 

Vineyard by Joan Jones

 

Wine Country by Joan Jones

 

Reclining Redhead by Joan Jones

 

Mission Vineyard by Joan Jones

 

Wine Country 2 by Joan Jones

 

Wine Country - 1 by Joan Jones

 

Day's End by Joan Jones

 

Chicken Feed by Joan Jones

 

Poinsettias by Joan Jones

 

Sammy as a pup by Joan Jones

 

1998 Santa Barbara County Fair poster by Joan Jones

 

Santa Barbara County Fair by Joan Jones

 

Santa Barbara County Fair by Joan Jones

 

Mexican Paper Flowers by Joan Jones

 

Mission Grazing by Joan Jones

 

Fair Fun by Joan Jones

 

Morning Glories by Joan Jones

 

Let There Be Light by Joan Jones

 

Bazaar Sabado by Joan Jones

 

Rubirosa Lilies by Joan Jones

 

Spanish Urn by Joan Jones

 

First Day by Joan Jones

 

Mission Life Days by Joan Jones

 

Discovery by Joan Jones

 

Coastal Fishing Village by Joan Jones

 

Bergen Square by Joan Jones

 

Gamle Bergen by Joan Jones

 

Bergen Bryggen in the Early Morning by Joan Jones

 

Coastal Village by Joan Jones

 

Victorian House by Joan Jones

 

Driftin' and Dreamin' by Joan Jones

 

Oslo Al Fresco by Joan Jones

 

Lauvlia by Joan Jones

 

Bergen's Yellow-House District by Joan Jones

 

Stavanger Statue by Joan Jones

 

Bergen Old Town by Joan Jones

 

Sunday at the Alameda by Joan Jones

 

Sunlit Market by Joan Jones

 

Bergen Residential by Joan Jones

 

Coyotepec by Joan Jones

 

Early Mass by Joan Jones

 

Alamos Street by Joan Jones

 

Quiet Street by Joan Jones

 

Fiesta by Joan Jones