By Joan Drennan
30 x 40 in.
Oil on canvas
Available through the artist
Joan Drennan is a native Californian with a BA in English and Spanish from Fresno State University and a Life Teaching Credential from San Jose State University. After her teaching career, she turned to art, continuing her education at SJSU and later studying with master California plein air painters Anita Hampton and Susan Sarback. Joan also gained invaluable knowledge from the many painters who share their knowledge every year at the Plein Air Convention and Expos.
Joan excels in painting flowers, but not exclusively. She also enjoys portraiture, animals, and landscapes. She has been juried into many national shows with Oil Painters of America, as well as California Art Club, and has won many awards in Bay Area shows.
Joan learned to paint from realistic impressionist artists who followed the tradition of Monet and colorists Charles Hawthorne, Henry Hensche, and California plein air painters who sought to show the effects of light on landscapes and everyday objects.
Joan says, “If I can open a world of greater joy to the viewer by virtue of my artistic direction, my thankfulness reflects back to my Creator. That process is what gives me happiness.”