Welcome Joan Maureen Collins - Camelback Gallery Featured Artist

Joan applied for Camelback Gallery's Featured Artist one-year online residency. Her artwork was juried and selected for this designation.

Art News from United States. Published by Camelback Gallery on Wednesday 16 September 2020.

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Artists may submit up to 8 images to be juried. Accepted artwork: All Visual Arts ( except installation art and video) The Camelback Gallery Featured Artist application fee is $59 and is fully refundable if the artists works are not selected by the Jury.

Joan’s statement:
“I paint primarily with acrylics on canvas, paper, and board – both small works and large pieces that you can almost walk into. I love to create abstract designs, but they are always grounded and inspired by natural and urban landscapes, and sometimes the human form. My painting is physical and messy. I paint a bit like a sculptor, moving, adding, and scraping paint around the canvas. I find that technique results in striking contours made of heavy, opaque color and texture against thin, filmy transparency. I also make many of my brushes for effect, using feathers, ropes, springs, wire, and other desert, beach, and urban findings. One of my favorite painting tools is a butcher knife I grabbed from the kitchen over 20 years ago.​” Joan