All images copyright Joan Farrenkopf. All rights reserved.
As a photographer and painter her one woman shows include the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, Massillon Museum, Ohio and Huntington University, West Virginia where she was guest artist with the Margaret Bourke-White Exhibit and Rita Hammond. Her photographs are in the permanent collection of the Canton Art Institute, Ohio.
Joan’s artwork has further developed expression in oil painting. A major influence is her association with teacher, Ovanes Berbarian, a Russian impressionist plein air painter, brought her current passion, painting.
“I begin with translucent oil color washes, as inspired by color and light. Then study, look and listen. What is there to see? We all see in uniquely different ways.
The washes initially look very abstract. Then additional layers of color create reflective layers of depth and atmosphere. It is a study in the energy of color as it vibrates.
A personal interest in the transformative aspect of art is a major influence.
Joan is represented by the Banzhof Gallery and Bajo del Sol Gallery, both in St. John, Virgin Islands. She invites artists to explore art teaching privately and view her art at her studio.