Monday, May 5, 2014

"Color It Coastal" - Publicity from Beaches Town Center Site

Color It Coastal

    Joan Carver - April 3 - May 20, 2014 - Opening reception Friday 4/4/14 7-9pm
    For Florida artist, Joan Carver, her journey to create art is a life-long commitment. Since living in Jacksonville, she has captured many moods of the sea and is obsessed with the reflections on the water’s surface and it’s deep hidden mysteries beneath. Fortunate to be surrounded by water, she lives on the St. Johns River, close to the Inter-Coastal Waterway and near the Atlantic Ocean.  Favorite beaches provide the quiet walks and meditation she needs to center herself, yet the water is the current that inspires and electrifies her creative process.
     After spending many years teaching art in both public and private schools, she eventually opened her own art school.  For 18 years, “The Wizard of Art” school provided a place for art enthusiasts to discover their own creativity and talent.  Children, Teens and Adults enjoyed classes while discovering various forms of art. She herself studied with many celebrated artists, from across the country & Europe, taking workshops and classes, to always offer her students the latest styles and techniques. Because she was always teaching about art history, artists, different forms of art , she was able to enjoy doing and demonstrating various mediums, such as watercolor, pastels, oils…instead of sticking with one medium.  In addition to the oil paintings of water & reflections, that she has in numerous galleries, she enjoys painting the beautiful surroundings of lush landscapes and mysterious seascapes.
    Joan has published three books, portfolios of her work, showcasing her paintings – representing a new series of work or compiled for a solo exhibit. She is currently working with a publisher on a book based on interviews with international artists she has written and posted on her blog Making Waves. The interview series, titled Soaring to Success, will feature artists, their unique artwork and creative space or studio.

    First Street Gallery
    216-b First Street
    Neptune Beach, FL 32266

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