Joanne Schoener Scott
A Venezuelan native, Joanne lived in South America and Europe before immigrating to the United States in 1980. Her mother's roots are Spanish-Italian and her father's ancestors sailed from England in the 1890's to settle on the Caribbean island of Barbados, where they still live today.
The influence of this mixed cultural background plays an integral role in Joanne's paintings. After receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art from TCU and after many years working in Graphic Design, Joanne has dedicated the last decade to her love of painting with Acrylics.
Her work combines bold layouts and colors that express strong feelings about her subjects. Some paintings begin their expressive voyage with handmade papers and various acrylic molding pastes and mediums which harden to create various textures. These products keep the creative process evolving and exciting. Acrylics dry fast so they lend themselves to many techniques and are very forgiving! Paint and dyes are brushed, scumbled, scraped-off or delicately glazed over with colorful tints. Different materials like oil paints, pastels and rubbing alcohol are added to create repelling qualities and produce surprising visual effects. An electric sander is also a tool sometimes!
All originals are available as Giclee Archival Prints, which can also be mounted on deep-profile wooden boards. Joanne's inventory includes Greeting Cards, Ceramic Tiles, Trivets, Calendars and Journals.
Commissions and custom orders are welcomed!
Joanne is fluent in Spanish and her artworks can also be viewed at the Front Street Gallery Co-Op in Poulsbo, WA where she is a Board member and in Gig Harbor, WA at Blackwater Trading Company.