JoAnn Franklin is an eclectic painter of landscapes, still life, cityscapes and people. While this refusal to settle into a certain artistic expression creates its own chaos, “changing it up” keeps the challenge comfortable but stimulating. Use of color and brush/palette strokes continue to be absorbing even after years of instruction and learning from art teacher, Joseph Bardani. As for the inspiration behind the work, JoAnn likes to paint emotions, memories, and to create depth in landscapes.
JoAnn is a retired educator, administrator, and academic, which is why she likes to include books in some of her paintings. She has a PHD in educational education and is married with two children and four grandchildren. “I’ve found painting to be similar to doing research. You never quite know what the outcome is going to be.”