In my paintings, my involved process to create the highly textured surfaces that I desire is one where ‘spontaneous chaos” is balanced with focused “editing” in order to achieve strong compositions. I embellish my surfaces with metal leaf and paint with acrylic pigments. Sanding, scraping, pouring, glazing, impasto, scumbling, with mixed media materials explore the endless possibilities of painting.
Joanne Williams received her MFA Degree in Painting from George Washington University and Corcoran School of Art. Most recently she has been commissioned by Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale University Hospital, New Haven Connecticut, The Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington, The Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California, and the Russo and Toner Law Firm, New York. Her art has been acquired by Yale University Park 500 Research Laboratory, New Haven, Connecticut, The Clarion Hotel, Houston, Texas, Monsanto Corporation, New York, The Matrix Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio, Coopers and Lybrand, New York to name a few and many private collections in the United States and Europe.
Her work has been selected for the cover of Poetry East, “Wider than the Sky” Number 70. Spring 2011, De Paul University. It has been published in the books Crafting Personal Shrines and Collage Today, Sterling Publishing Co. New York.
Her art has been shown in many solo and group shows in numerous galleries. Currently, her art is in Thomas Henry Fine Art, Nantucket, Mass, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, Maine, Gallery.