Monday, January 21, 2013

Featured Artist: Jo Ann Von Pless

County Garden, acrylic, 16x20"
 When I was a child I woke up every morning to the view outside my window. The window was right next to my bed at the level of my pillow. The sunrise, the colors of the sky, the trees and the fields
surrounding our yard are still vivid memories of mine. I could see mountains in the distance on a very clear day. The view was the same, yet ever changing. I love the tapestry of colors and textures
of flowers, fields, mountains, water and sky. The vast beauty of nature is my inspiration to paint landscapes.

I am basically a self-taught artist, however I do take workshops and classes whenever I am able. I have worked with Delores Herringshaw and have taken classes at Commercial Art and Rochester Art. I experienced a workshop with Elizabeth Apgar Smith which was wonderful. I also enjoy the webinars from Wet Canvas.

I am a member of the CNY Art Guild and a member of the Cooperstown Art Association as well a new member of the Onondaga Art Guild. I am a part time painter now because of my full time job, but I look forward to painting full time some day.
                                                                                                                    Jo Ann Von Pless

Clockwise from Top:View from the Top, acrylic, 20x16";  White Sentinel, oil, 20x16"; Adirondack Farm, oil, 20x16"

Above: Winter Reflections, acrylic, 11x14"

Below L: Rock Garden, watercolor, 12x9";  Fair Heaven, watercolor and acrylic, 10x8"

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