Gallery 255 – July 2014 – Joanne Landis

A paintbrush, a canvas and a studio barn is all Joanne Landis needs to tell a story. Joanne Landis’ paintings will be on display in Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County throughout the month of July.

“My paintings develop much like dreams. They alter and grow in ways I cannot imagine when I begin,” says Joanne. Joanne considers herself a “narrative” painter and “in the process of painting, I move from story to color and from color to story.” Working in oil and often starting with a painting of hers she dislikes, Joanne begins to add layers. Sometimes adding three or four layers before the piece is finished. The end result features bold strokes, texture and vibrant colors guiding the viewer through the story.

Joanne is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design. As a native New Yorker, Joanne has taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the New School in New York City. She has also taught at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Joanne has been featured in several solo and group exhibitions in Pennsylvania, New York, California, Florida and Germany. Joanne currently resides in her rural utopia in Troxelville, PA telling stories with a paintbrush in her rustic studio barn.

Artists and organizations are encouraged to apply to exhibit items of artistic, cultural and intellectual interest in the library’s gallery and/or display cases. Click here for additional information and the application.

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