Jo Ann Appel, July Artist of the Month
I have been a member of the Dedham Art Association for many years and have enjoyed participating in numerous workshops as well as attending demonstrations. 
Although never formally trained, I have loved drawing and painting since childhood. Now after many years away from art, I am able to pursue my passion for painting. 
My first introduction to watercolor was in classes
with Nancy Howell, and then oils with Diane Miller. Since then I have been learning from Laura Lee Zanghetti. I love the styles of all these artists as well as Matt Miller, Mark Boedges, Maris Platais and Paul George.
I work mostly from photos and enjoy all subject matter with the goal of generally loosening up and improving on the use of values.
The process of painting is one of peace, joy and an escape from pressures. It is this process more than the end result that matters to me.  I hope to continue painting and exhibiting in the future, and to continue learning in classes.

(Editor’s Note: congratulations to Jo Ann for her first place award for Oils at the 2017 Norwood Art in the Park.)  

Watercolor by Catherine Perrone
"Floral Window" oil painting by Jo Ann Appel

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