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.
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
first introduction to watercolor was in classes
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.
mostly from photos and enjoy all subject matter with the goal of generally
loosening up and improving on the use of values.
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
Note: congratulations to Jo Ann for her first place award for Oils at the 2017
Norwood Art in the Park.)
"Floral Window" oil painting by Jo Ann Appel