Bio: JoEllen received a BFA in medical illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1979, and began her career at the Boston University School of Medicine where she illustrated medical textbooks for four years. For twenty-four years, she was an artist at the Washington Post, where she won numerous awards from PRINT, the Society of Newspaper Design and the Art Director’s Club of New York for both illustration and design.
More recently, she has been accepted into numerous juried shows and has received national recognition for her pastels. She also came in first place (the artist’s choice award) in a plein air competition in 2007 through the Yellow Barn studio in Bethesda, Maryland.
She has taken workshops with Richard McKinley, Susan Ogilvie, Margaret Dyer, Doug Dawson, and Wolf Kahn. She has also taken oil painting classes with Jill Phillips and Susan Yanero at the Washington Studio School (focusing on the figure and still life) and has studied with Glen Kessler and Walt Bartman at the Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo. She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America and a juried signature member of the Maryland Pastel Society. JoEllen is also part of the Columbia Pike Artist Studios in Arlington. JoEllen lives in Washington DC.
Medium: Pastel; oil
Subjects: Figurative; Landscape.
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Image View: The thumbnails enlarge in a slideshow viewer when clicked and you can proceed forwards or backwards through the enlarged images, or click on one of the thumbnails that remain visible on top of the viewer. Download is not possible. Repose (18 x 24 ins) was was one of 160 paintings out of 1,260 chosen to exhibit in the 38th annual Pastel Society of America show, the National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, NY.