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ASSOCIATED ARTISTS of the INLAND EMPIRE
MARCH EXHIBITING MEMBER ARTIST
 

  
JIM McCLURE

 

Expressing various forms of creativity has always been a very important part of life for Joann Woodward.  Early on she had a love of fashion which she pursued to earn a degree in Art/Home Economics at the University of California at Santa Barbara.  Creating fashion and cooking were her outlets then, but she had a taste of her future by studying watercolor under Robert Fenton.  Joann was hooked, but painting waited in the wings for later due to her family and civic commitments.

Since the late eighties, when Joann's family moved to Upland, she has studied with Sharon Yatsko, Milford Zornes, Judi Betts, and Angela Hernandez.  Painting has also nurtured Joann as therapy as a cancer survivor.

Presently, Joann paints with the Art Box Studio group led by Sylvia Megerdichian.  Joann enjoys exploring the building of transparent glazes and strives to bring brighter colors to her work.  She says, "Realizing this love of watercolor is a life long process with good days and bad...just like my golf game.  It keeps me going."

A variety of subject matter intrigues Joann---everything from florals to cats and travel scenes.  Photographs from trips to Italy, Mexico, and June Lake have led to a series of landscape and floral paintings.  Joann has recently finished a commission for Libby Wright, the new Tournament of Roses President, of the Rose Arbor at the Tournament House in Pasadena.  Her sunflowers painting was featured in a Pasadena showcase house.  This led to work being shown in John Robert's Floral Shop in La Canada.  Her paintings can be seen at the Custom Framing Gallery in Upland.  Joann's cards made from her paintings are a pleasure to friends.
 

        

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