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
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.