Featured Artist Joanne Schoener Scott

Vibrant color and bold design are the hallmark of artist Joanne Schoener Scott’s captivating mixed media paintings. Visit her website to see more of her art.

 

"Coming Home" Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 12”by artist Joanne Schoener Scott. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Coming Home” Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 12”

 

I was born in Venezuela and lived in South America as a child. My parents moved to Europe when I was a teenager. Creating art for me has been a lifelong passion and I began my formal training at an art school in Scotland before immigrating to the United States in 1980. Here, I finished my degree in Fine Art, and worked as a Graphic Designer for several years. Returning to painting full time started after my children finished high school.

 

"Almond Beach" Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 12” by artist Joanne Schoener Scott. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Almond Beach” Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 12”

 

Having Hispanic and British Caribbean roots spices my artwork with rich cultural diversity. It begins with a very personal reaction to the subject—a strong emotional response to what I see and experience. The result is vibrant acrylic color fused with mixed media. Why acrylic? It’s expressive, exciting and forgiving!

 

"October Moon" Acrylic on Canvas, 20” x 20” by artist Joanne Schoener Scott. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“October Moon” Acrylic on Canvas, 20” x 20”

 

The majority of my subjects are from nature; living, organic, constantly in motion. To say I adore animals is an understatement.

 

"The Secret Ingredient" Mixed Media on Canvas, 12” x 24” by artist Joanne Schoener Scott. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Secret Ingredient” Mixed Media on Canvas, 12” x 24”

 

My paintings start their journey with the desire to express the emotional feeling I experience when I observe them. My goal is to share this with others, to open their eyes to what is around them. Especially in this hurried, technological world where the culture lends itself to the individual looking inward, instead of outward.

 

"Take Off" Mixed Media on Canvas, 20” x 20” by artist Joanne Schoener Scott. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Take Off” Mixed Media on Canvas, 20” x 20”

 

I want my artwork to make them stop to intimately appreciate instead of just bustling by. Color is my muse and the very first comment I receive from anyone who has viewed my work is, “I love your use of color!”

 

"Alaska Bound" Mixed Media on Canvas, 12” x 12” by artist Joanne Schoener Scott. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Alaska Bound” Mixed Media on Canvas, 12” x 12”

 

I use my own photographs or royalty free resources as a starting point. My graphic design background provides a solid armature in my compositions. Some paintings begin their voyage with handmade papers, household items and various molding pastes, which harden to create different textures. Over these mediums acrylic paint, inks and dyes are brushed, wiped or delicately glazed over the surface.

 

"Baja Pup" Archival Giclee on Wood Panel, 12” x 12” by artist Joanne Schoener Scott. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Baja Pup” Archival Giclee on Wood Panel, 12” x 12”

 

I have been experimenting with different substances and materials like oils, Saran Wrap and rubbing alcohol—discovering repelling qualities or producing unexpected visual effects.

 

"Aquanaut" Archival Giclee on Wood Panel, 12” x 12” by artist Joanne Schoener Scott. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Aquanaut” Archival Giclee on Wood Panel, 12” x 12”

 

This is where the excitement of the process can often times lead the painting in a totally different direction than originally intended! In my studio, not much planning is happening after I have decided on a subject for a painting. Like my own personality, my work is restless, volatile and expressive; it takes on its own life, bursting forward, making mistakes!

 

"By the Seashore” Mixed Media on Canvas, 12” x 24” (framed) by artist Joanne Schoener Scott. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“By the Seashore” Mixed Media on Canvas, 12” x 24” (framed)

 

The beautiful perfection of the natural world will always captivate me and sharing that with others is so vital to me. My home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest, but no matter where I live, the best feeling is being at an artist reception or art festival and talking with people, hearing their stories.

 

Artist Joanne Schoener Scott’s booth at the Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour by artist Joanne Schoener Scott. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Joanne Schoener Scott’s booth at the Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour

 

Listening to how my work touches them and relates to their lives is such a joy and a blessing! This has led to expanding my business to making custom-sized reproductions of my work, fitting an individual’s personal needs and home décor. We always hear that art is subjective, and making people happy is such an honor for me.

 

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Comments

  1. Love the vibrancy of your work!

  2. Very cool…congratulations!

  3. Love the Secret Ingredient!

  4. Cindy Shea says:

    Very exciting news, Joanne! So well-deserved, congratulations!!

  5. Oneida Riopelle says:

    Full of life, keep it up!!!

  6. Urnania Perez says:

    Joane I love reading the article and your inspiration and process to do paintings!! I particularly like the “Take Off” painting it is so vibrant and I feel like I am there seeing the blue heron taking off. When is the next Island tour? Urania

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