Join us in the gallery on Saturday, February 5 at 1pm for a gallery talk with Joanne Geisel! Focusing on her current exhibit in the gallery, “Unique & Precious: Our Coast’s Irreplaceable Landscapes”, she will discuss her choice of subject and along with the evolution of her work. As a special treat, Joanne will also be painting in the gallery as she demonstrates her work from conception to completion.
The event will be in the gallery; however, it will also be available for Live Streaming on our Facebook page. The live stream will start a few minutes before 1:10pm.
“Unique & Precious: Our Coast’s Irreplaceable Landscapes” features the newest paintings of Joanne Geisel, who lives in Wilmington, NC. Joanne began a new series of paintings commenting on how unique our geographic area is. She illustrates this through local coastal scenes and her paintings of Venus Flytraps. Flytraps are indigenous to only this 150-mile geographic area and marshes that are estuaries to animals and plants.
Joanne’s love of drawing and painting began as a child. After completing a degree in Art Education, she enjoyed careers in human services and higher education. She received a Master’s in Public Administration using her creative skills in program development, marketing and helping others with career and educational goals. Since 2006, Joanne has been a full-time artist; painting, teaching, exhibiting, and selling artwork. Her goals in creating oil paintings include capturing the feelings, sights and sounds of her subject. She continues to experiment with texture, edges, brushstrokes, and palette knife and the layering of color to create depth, luminosity, and beauty. Joanne is on the faculty of The Cameron Art Museum School, Wilmington, NC, and the Leland Cultural Arts Center and conducts workshops for many organizations.