Joanne Geisel, Wilmington, North Carolina
Painting since she was a child and having majored in art in college, Joanne Geisel returned to her love of oil painting and fulfilling a lifelong dream. As a North Carolina landscape artist, she is especially captivated by the ocean, marshes and magnificent skies. Painting outdoors en plein air enables her to immerse myself in nature and hone her knowledge and understanding of its endless colors, shapes and textures. Studio painting gives her painting another perspective. Joanne finds she can take more time to experiment with color, form, composition and subject matter. The other wonderful aspect of her work is teaching. Through teaching Joanne has met amazing people who inspire her with their tenacity, insights and dedication. Together, they focus on fundamental tools and the fun of oil painting. As a full time painter, Joanne continues to be impressed by the number of skills that are required of an artist and the insights she gains about herself and her purpose.
Award winning artist, Joanne Q. Geisel describes herself as an America Impressionist painter whose original oil paintings depict the Carolina coast, its beaches, skies, marshes and cottages. Joanne is on the faculty of the Cameron Art Museum School and teaches in many other venues in the area. Her paintings can be found in a number of North Carolina galleries, several corporate collections and many private collections.
"I enjoy oil painting “plein air”, directly from nature. It is the challenge of painting outdoors that I find particularly fascinating, because of the opportunity to deeply appreciate and connect with the life and beauty of my subject. My goal is to capture the unique light, color, and atmosphere of the subject matter and my emotional reaction to it. Additional interests are painting portraits, the human figure and still lifes. Through my paintings, I attempt to bring the viewer to a greater appreciation and, in some cases, a different perspective on what they see in the natural environment. "
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