America’s Public Lands: National Parks and Monuments
by Joan Hoffmann – January – March
Artist Reception Friday February 7th, 6-8pm (First Friday)
“In art is the meaning of experience. Our free spirit and our public lands go hand in hand.” – Joan Hoffmann
National parks offer us a way to appreciate the beauty of our nation’s wild places and observe animals in their natural habitat, as well as to learn about our natural history and different cultures.
Joan Hoffmann, often known as “the National Park painter” paints impressionistic oil and watercolor landscapes en plein air in National Parks and Monuments or places that will become monuments. She is dedicated to painting, teaching and preserving the wild landscapes that she explores. Her impressionistic oils evoke a poetic sense of place, and she recently returned from Zion National Park in southwest Utah, home to steep red cliffs, deep chasms, the Virgin River, waterfalls, and Emerald Pools.
Joan also lectures on the History of American Landscape Painting, National Parks, Public Lands
and wilderness areas and participates in Artist-in-Residence programs in three National Parks: Yosemite (2005), Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP (2016), and Zion (2019). She lives in South Royalton, VT and exhibits and sells her oils and watercolors at her studio there and at Long River Gallery, VT and Cow Canyon Trading Post, UT. Joan is teaching a watercolor class at AVA Gallery and Art Center this winter.