Artist Joanne Shyllberg

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I can’t remember a time in my life when I was not drawing or painting. I graduated from college with a BA in commercial art and, after a 30+ year career as an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator, I returned to my first love for painting and drawing as a pastel artist, working in a representational style.
Light and how it affects form, color and mood are the fundamentals I follow to represent the beauty and diversity I see in nature and in people. I work in my studio from my own sketches, reference photographs and field notes, and I also enjoy painting en plein air.
On Cape Cod the unique light, color and vistas provide endless opportunities for inspiration and subject matter. Travel also influences my art. Seeing and interpreting as an artist gives me fresh perspectives on the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met.
I continue my fine art education through classes and workshops with such noted pastel artists as Tony Allain, Margaret Dyer, Desmond O'Hagan, Jacob Aguiar and others. I am a juried Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America, a Juried Artist Member of the Cape Cod Art Association, a juried member of the National Association of Women Artists, an associate member of the Allied Artists of America, a current member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, the Central MA Pastel Society, the Eastham Painters Guild, the Creative Arts Center in Chatham, MA and the Provincetown Art Association (PAAM).
Juried exhibitions and awards:
• Provincetown Art Association & Museum Members Juried: Provincetown400, 2020-2021
• Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod National Juried Exhibits, 2016, 2017, 2019
• Pastel Society of North Carolina International Juried Exhibitions, 2017, 2019
• Pastel Society of New Hampshire National Juried Exhibitions, 2017, 2018, 2019 (Jack Richeson Bronze Award, 2017)
• Pastel Society of Maine International Juried Exhibition, 2017, 2020
• Connecticut Pastel Society Annual Juried Exhibition, 2018
• Adirondack Pastel Society National Juried Exhibition, [...]

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