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Artist Joan Drescher


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Joan Drescher lives and creates in New England, but finds her inspiration in frequent visits to the Southwest.
 
The bright blue skies, red mountains and luminous light of Santa Fe, New Mexico, infuse the art that emerges from her artist studio in Hingham, Massachusetts. The daughter of two professional artists, she is a printmaker, author, writer and illustrator of more than 30 books for children and adults.
 
Taking her work to a larger scale, Joan’s unique and colorful murals answer the need to humanize the healthcare environment in major hospitals in New York City, Boston, Montreal and Europe. Additionally, she was also the Artist in Residence at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in Boston, for over 13 years. She attended Parsons School of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Art Students League in New York. She is a fellow at the Institute for Body, Mind and Spirituality at Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass., and Spiritual Director from the Claritas Institute.
 
Joan is currently a Gallery Artist at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, Mass., and shows her work, including collages and monoprints, in galleries, museums and juried shows in the New England area and beyond. Presently, she is continuing her long-time love of printmaking, specializing in monotype, which she has studied for the past 15 years. Combining monotype with collage, Joan is fascinated with the process of tearing patterned and hand-colored paper. Focusing on texture and inspired color, she creates vivid monotype prints, which convey a sense of place in one’s imagination.  Her interaction with the materials and the senses they awaken are like a conversation that leads to the final image.
Joan says "Creating art evokes magic, both in the creator and in those who receive it.  The synergy between the artist and the viewer can make the invisible, visible."
 
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